I'm getting this issue where when I make any changes to text within a text box, like typing within it, cutting/pasteing, editing, etc. the text disappears. Sometimes it'll come back if I click out of the text box. Sometimes it comes back if I switch between normal and preview mode.
It doesn't happen every time, but often enough to be incredibly annoying.
Absolutely definitely not the monitor. I have a Philips 32" and a Samesung 32".
Blame the monitor. 😂
Blame the Mac.
Blame the memory
...but never, ever blame Adobe.
Yessir. It's Adobe's issue, but until they actually care and do something, it's all our issue.
It drove me mad too. I bought a new MacBook Pro with 10GPU's and it's gone.
It's clear that the problem is in the encoding of the GPU's in combine with 1M by Adobe.
I told them. Hopefully there will be a sollution soon.
But it's not your monitor, not your computer settings, not your OS, but the software together with 1M and there GPU's.
Adobe is/was long in denial hopefully the pick it up.
I have the same issue and it's INFURIATING. I'm now on macOS Monterey and InDesign 17.0.1 - It's been happening for months and has not improved. So frustrating and painful and distruptive while I'm working - such a waste of time!!! FIX THIS ASAP. Tell me what to do??
Turning off GPU performance in the preferences fixed it for me.
Like cutting your legs off because your wife keeps putting your pants on backwards.
Agreed. Workarounds are a pain. Best workaround I've found though is to make the page refresh somehow like turn on and off reveal guides (command-;) as it's not too disruptive.
I do that too but even that's ANNOYING. Shouldn't have to do that!! I've uninstall and installed again so fingers crossed. If it's still an issue, i'll try GPU performance but I am a graphic designer. These problems should not have to occur at all
HA! I just tried the Command-; and it didn't stick. The guides flashed when I hit the key command, the went back to hidden. Tried to show grid, same thing. Had to hold both of those key commands down while they flashed on and off and then let it go to keep the guides or the grids on. And had to do the same to turn them off.
Quit the app and rebooted and now it works as expected.
Basically, Adobe has not yet coded for the m1 chip efficiently. Or maybe it's the new way the RAM works, since some are suggesting the M1 Max chip solves this issue.
I've been doing a similar strategy by hitting W to toggle between normal and preview modes. But that makes it slip some 'w' letters on the text when I send to proofreading. Will try now to use reveal guides instead.
But it's so frustrating to have to use this for such a long time, with Adobe not even showing up at this thread so bring updates. I've using InDesign since the first version, but the lack of support on this issue is disappointing. If it wasn't for the lack of options, I'd have shifted to another software by now.
Crystian— I think a lot of us are extremely frustrated Adobe isn't replying to this thread. Yes, and we don't really have any other real options, we're at the mercy of Adobe—they know that and are taking their sweet time doing anything.
That seems to work for me too as a temporary work around. M1 MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
NicRed—I understand your frustrations—I feel the same way. I am also using macOS Monterey and InDesign 17.0.1.
I am actually finding myself putting off project I need to use InDesign for because this problem is so invasive—thanks, Adobe, for being so responsive to the needs of your customers.
I've been using Aldus/Adobe products (InDesign, Bridge, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, etc) since time began; yes, there have been problems to overcome, but I've never come up against such difficult issue with their software. I've always been a strong advocate of Adobe products, giving them that 10 when they ask (too often) for a rating.
But now, Adobe's total lack of response to this problem has me starting to lose my loyality. Is anyone from Adobe reading this discussion? There hasn't been a post by an Adobe employee in a long time. This is an Adobe Support Community, but there doesn't seem to be any support coming from Adobe.
Hi – not sure when this was last updated, but this is definitely still a troubling issue with InDesign 17.0.1 for 2020 M1 Macs. It's really impacting workflow and would love to get this fixed asap.
Isn't it possible to run InDesign on Rosetta in the meantime until they fix this?
I'm looking to get a Mac mini M1 but as 75% of my work goes through InDesign, can't do it unless it's stable.
Not a solution, rather, a hack, I am finding today (so who knows how long it will last) is to dial back the amount of RAM Photoshop uses (or quit it while Id'ing). This appears to help with the dissapearing text issue, and also the issue of photoshop not being able to even boot, crashing everytime until I reboot my Mac mini M1, with 16 GB RAM, or the flash of pink before opening an Illustrator file. I've also been successful using CleanMyMac's RAM purge option.
So, from my POV, it's an inneficient usage of M1 RAM that's at the heart of many of the issues I'm having with CC at the moment.
So everyone is pulling their hairs off forcing their way by working in a bugged M1 version when they could run it on Rosetta 2? Or maybe Rosetta 2 version isn't availiable on M1 mac anymore since native version is out? Or people are just playing extra drama to get this thing fixed as it should already be?
Lot of questions, not many answers.
Hi Ashutosh—any solutions as yet?? This is a big issue that needs fixing and answers.
Look at the post by user @ AudioControl in the topic below.
He seems to have found a solution by setting up the UI sizing of "user interface scaling" in Preferences to the smallest. The fix seems to work with other users as well, care to try?
The UI of this website is an absolute disaster…
Answers get buried in old pages… If this is the kind of tool Adobe has no wonder feedback can't reach the devs.
hi everyone following this thread. I contacted Adobe for tech support regarding the disappearing text / text previewing issue in InDesign, and I had a remote access session with the guys. They said it's a font issue that they fixed by accessing my machine. It seems resolved (although I am hesitant ... watch this space). Worth a try getting in tough with helpdesk and investigating.
A font issue. That only InDesign has. Only on M1 Macs. But not M1 Max. Ya, no.