inDesign v17.01 crashes frequently. There is nothing consistent about when it happens. It is typically during very simple task such as changing a objects color, editing text or copy/paste. It even crashes while sitting idle in the background during times I'm working in a different program. Rebooting my macbook does not help – it has even crashed minutes after rebooting when it is the only program running. The beach ball appears often (even for simple task) and usually leads to a crash but not always.
It never produces a crash report even though I have checked the crash report app and confirmed reporting is turned on. I've viewed apple's console and it references "crashreporter" but no report was displayed.
This is a brand new 16 inch M1 with a clean install of all programs (I did not use migration assistant). I've tried changing the GPU setting as suggested elsewhere but it makes no difference. I'd appreciate any suggestions you may have.
Sounds like a serious issue - and very frustrating.
I understand it's a fresh install and a new computer. However, even on new systems a fresh install might not take properly. Especially if other software/hardware is perhaps being installed or updated in the background - and/or new peripherals are being added or removed.
Things can of course go wrong or get muddled.
From my own collection of fixes that I'm accumulating
If a document is not behaving well then try
Open the IDML in InDesign Save the file as a new InDesign file with a new name See if the issue persists.
Thank you for the suggestions. Reinstall did not help, it continued to crash frequently.
BUT, the recent update to version 17.1 may have fixed it. I've been working for two days without a single crash.
I'm disappointed how this seems to indicate adobe was aware of the problem but failed to share that info. It would have saved me tremendous effort and frustration if they had simply said "we know there is a problem and we're working on it".