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.
I miss our community we built during this past year while Adobe support fixed this issue.
Was thinking the same thing a week ago. Crisis bring humans together. But, Adobe, so won't be long. ;>)
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?
It’s 2022 now and I still have this issue with certain files. Working on a brand new MacBook that I was forced to buy after Adobe quit supporting on my golden oldie - which still worked PERFECTLY. Now several issues I never had. Including this one. Replaced all the Type-1 fonts - didn’t help. Damn Adobe, do you have any idea how much time this costs your long paying and loyal customers?
This issue is still bugging me in version 17.4 of Adobe InDesign. Why hasn't this been fixed already, with practically everybody working on M1 chips in MacBook Pro's now. Text in InDesign is quite.... ESSENTIAL... Why is this taking over a year to fix??
Hi Willem. I had the same issue and also text crumbling and pages displaying wrong text. With help from Adobe i removed all adobe files fro my Imac and restarted. After that reinstalled all. So far its almost gone. Only in rare cases i see text crumbling. Maybe worth a try?
I have the same issue as others in this thread and wanted to install the PreRelease version 17.2, however it didn't show up as an option to choose from. I could only choose 17.3, 17.4 and 18.0. I chose the 17.3 one. Could you tell me whether this will solve the problem too?
Another question: I received a notification that if I installed the PreRelease version, my InDesign wouldn't update anymore. Will this solve itself once newer versions are made public or should I "go back" to the "regular" InDesign version one day? Please help a tech noob out.
With kind regards,
Install InDesign 2023 and try that.
currently there is no Prerelease version of InDesign that will work.
It's just the release versions of InDesign 2022 and 2023 you can try.
The new Beta version of 2023 will bring nothing new to the table compared to the latest released one; at least not when it comes to your issue…
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Thank you for your quick reply. I do wonder whether this is something that is worked on and resolved fast, because it is nearly undoable to work in InDesign this way.