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.
unfortunately… I thought I was the only one who already experienced the problem on a 2015 iMac and 2016 MacBook Pro before I got the M1 Mac Mini but good (or sad…) to see others confirm they experienced this on Intel Macs as well so Adobe can't just blame Apple or the M1 chips
Its a real pain. Whatever i do, nothing works. Not the fontsbook or gpu trick. It really gets worse everyday. I really loose hours and hours. Adobe you should credit us for this months fee. Every new version of Indesign works slower then the last one. I cant stand this beachball anymore...
The only way it won't happen for me is if I quit every other program and just keep InDesign open. Try that!
Anders raises a great point. The answers from Adobe here are purposely deceptive, pretending it might be some hidden preference in another app causing the problem instead of just aknowledging that it's their issue and they have no fix yet. If no fix is possible we really have a right to know.
OK, here's what I have tried and so far so good:
I reinstalled Indesign v16.4 (previous version) and opened up an old document. No disappearing type, yay! So, then I opened up a document that was giving me problems in v17.0.1 and the problem has stopped there also. Can anyone else try that and see if it works for them?
Why should we go backwards, we have paid to move forward so fix the problem with the latest.
Still infuriating - come on
The problem was never in the older version. It started after the updates. Cc2021 has it. And with me its getting worse. I make a lot of ebooks and never had this problem there. Now its there as well. Yesterday i spent four hours to correct typo's in a 128 page book. Normally it would be 20 minutes. Adobe should at least know where the problem is. But glad for you its solved in your case.
Hello! This in insane error. It's a crazy expensive product, and simply does not work. When does the fix comes? How can I apply for a refund?
we are all curious about that. It is not really cheap huh and this problem is sooo annoying.
very strange but i replaced my keyboard with a non apple one. And sofar so good. Could this be related?
Odd indeed. It's plausible considering Adobe software development quality lately.
I will be quite frank: It is actually qute amazing and scary that this problem has not been fixed for half a year. What do you think we are paying for? Adobe Indesign basically does not work. Where can I refund?
I replied to an email announcing the latest pre-release of 17.0.2 with no mention of this issue. My comment asking if anything was going to be done about the disappearing text was picked up by an Adobe developer and questions were asked almost as though it was a passing curio.
The outsourcing of development offshore comes with consequences, accoutablity is one step removed and coridor conversations betweem product managers and marketing people who hear the backlash is not had with the actual developers of these products. Adobe has always funded their new poroduct lines with it's DTP line of products and simply is taking the piss at this point. InDesign was more stable fifteen years ago and also had feature parity with todays version except for a few cloud platform integrating PDF commenting and so on.
and i have a Apple T2 Security-chip with the same problems. Its not just M1 chips.
Are you guys coming up with a fix for this problem? It is really affecting our work.
I am on an M1 Mac Mini and it happens all the time wether the GPU performance is enabled or disabled.
Please fix this soon.
I'm on Big Sur macOS v11.6.1 on an M1 mac Mini with 8 GB RAM. Constant problem. My workaround is I have shortcuts for View> Normal and View> Preivew and I just flick between them when the text disaapears. Seeing a bunch of other bugs like Text Wrap crashing InDesign on my M1 mini so I have to avoid using it completely because I enver know when it will come back and impact places I've applied Text Wrapping. Not so much an issue for production but slows my deisgn phase down A L O T.
Recommended RAM is 16GB.
So what about all the people who have less than that on standard 8gb M1 chips? or on older machines? Indesign has historically always worked on less ram than 16gb without issues.
I'm sorry, but historical system requirements and reccomendations are totally irrelevant. I've been using InDesign since 1999. The requirements change and for the life of me, I can't understand spending all that money for an underpowered machine.
8GB is about enough to run an operating system. Anyone doing professional design work should understand that. I just built a new desktop machine with 64GB. My laptop has 16GB.
Eight is NOT enough.
Firstly i find your reply rude and secondly offensive. I have been using Adobe software for 14 years and before that i used quark. I am aware of the hardware requirements required to do my job. In all my time as a designer i have never had a Mac with more than 12 gb ram bought for me or my team by my employer due to cost. From a personal point of view i imagine there are a lot of freelance designers on this forum who also don't have the money to buy the hardware you're saying is required. Adobe indesign has never had issues in the past and it shouldn't need huge amounts of ram in order to type some text into a box without it disappearing. The idea that you need at least 16gb of ram to write some words is laughable and putting it simply, it doesn't need excuses it just needs fixing.
Frankly, if I wanted to be rude, you'd be well aware of it. Have a lovely day.
Dude, you're completely out to lunch. Besides giving useless opinions that contradict Adobe's own specs, you're living in the past where 64 GB of ram is something to be impressed by. A new M1 with 8gb of unified memory is capable of seamlessly editing and rendering 4k video, so of course that's sufficient to run a page layout program. Just as it's sufficient to run Photoshop, Illustrator, and literally every other creative tool other than inDesign. So go tell your outdated fantasies of what a creative machine is is elsewhere, they are beyond useless here.