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.
For me I would say 17.2 fixed the problem 99%. I have my M1 mini which first showed the issue and just got a Mac Studio and every now and then when editing text it disappears for half a second. It always comes back but it feels like it's not truly fixed and that the fix is to force it to redraw when it vanishes rather than not vanish in the first place.
I totally agree with you. Sometimes it makes strange gray (and other colors too) vector-like marks on the page. They vanish quickly, but seems like something to be fixed.
glad we found another bug just on time before we all leave this community behind 🙃 I have exactly the same issue (ID 17.2, MacBook Pro M1 Max)
Yes I agree, every now and then it has a probelm rendering a graphic properly, often an .ai file and patterns shoot out across the pages. Turning GPU / CPU on and off fixes it. It's rare but still a redraw problem same as the text.
I just want to chime in that I've been having the same problem for nearly a year and it's driving me nuts.
Hi Sarah, updating to 17.2 fixed the text issue for my wife. She hasn't had it happen once since then, so far.
Have you updated?
I updated to 17.2 on my late-2012 iMac (still purrs like a kitten!), but still have not received the total update for my M1 24" iMac. Also - I am noticing that the disappearing text is still happening, tho not as frequently, on several large jobs that I just dump new copy into each month. These jobs were formatted on the old InDesign - probably a 16 or something. I'm assuming that the disappearing text will not happen if I create a job brand new - entirely in 17.2 on my late-2012, or with the Prerelase on my M1? When should I be receiving my M1 update to 17.2? I'm on the east coast. Has it not rolled out here yet? Thanks to all!
Angela B - Maryland
We are sorry to hear that you are still unable to see the v17.2 update on your M1 Mac. I would request you to please try the steps suggested in this help article (https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/creative-cloud-application-recognizing-available.html).
Let us know how it goes.
We will be looking forward to your response.
Thanks & Regards,
Dear Adobe - generally please fix InDesign's multiple faults - especially the text disappearing issue... rather than release new flashy software sort out what most users want - InDesign to actually work properly!! All day every day is too frustrating for words... very unhappy user.
This is a user-to-user forum – which version of InDesign and OS do you have?