I just got back an InDesign document that someone else had edited, and I needed to point it towards my own copies of the links. I spent about 3 hours trying to figure out why InDesign would seemingly crash every time I tried to update the links (it would put up the "Spinning Rainbow Pizza Wheel of Death" cursor and "Force Quit Applications" would say that the program was "not responding.") I finally figured out that it was just taking 10-15 minutes to process all the images in the folder, but not putting up any information or a progess bar. I mean, this feels like 1984, Adobe! (Obviously, we are talking about the MacOS version of InDesign, both v. 2020 and v. 2021).
Adobe Community Professional, Dec 02, 2020Dec 02, 2020
Barb Binder • Adobe Community Professional, Dec 02, 2020Dec 02, 2020
I understand your frustration! This is a user-to-user forum (users helping other users), so please log feature requests using the link below, so that the InDesign team will see it:
There is nothing obvious about what operating system or version you're using.
I have no clue why the relink is taking so long but why don't change up your workflow a bit? If you package the file with the links and put it in a Dropbox or Onedrive folder you can share it and stop worrying about that.