InDesign constantly crashing on new Mac M1 Chip

Community Beginner ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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InDesign is contantly crashing on my new Macbook Pro. Does anybody know why this keeps happening? I know the programmes aren't optimised yet to run on the M1 but they should be running fine under Rossetta 2. Photoshop & Illustrator run perfectly but for some reason when I have InDesign open my whole computer freaks out! It's always placing PDFs that causes this to happen. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020
This link may provide more information abou the status of using Rosetts 2 with InDesign:   https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/macbook-air-m1-2020-indesign-keeps-stalling/td-p/11702474?page=1  

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020
I'm afraid that you're putting a little too much faith in the powers of Rosetta 2.   Just because Apple says that legacy programs should work fine Under Rosetta doesn't mean they will. And for several legacy programs, InDesign and Photoshop included, erratic problems have resulted. At this stage, I wouldn't necessarily be laying this at the feet of Adobe. But even though I'm nothing more than an end user, just like you, I can say that Adobe is working hard to compile Silicon-native apps for your...

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Adobe Employee , Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021
Hi all,   Sorry about the inconvenience caused. The first Beta release of InDesign for Apple silicon M1 is now available to download. Please try installing by following the instructions on this page and share your observations with us.   Regards, Ashutosh

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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This link may provide more information abou the status of using Rosetts 2 with InDesign:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/macbook-air-m1-2020-indesign-keeps-stalling/td-p/11702474?pa...

 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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thankyou for sharing!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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I'm afraid that you're putting a little too much faith in the powers of Rosetta 2.

 

Just because Apple says that legacy programs should work fine Under Rosetta doesn't mean they will. And for several legacy programs, InDesign and Photoshop included, erratic problems have resulted. At this stage, I wouldn't necessarily be laying this at the feet of Adobe. But even though I'm nothing more than an end user, just like you, I can say that Adobe is working hard to compile Silicon-native apps for your M1 Mac.

 

Steve has shared a link where you can find out about latest developments. Take heart that things will get better for you, even as you're riding down the bleeding edge of technology. You're out ahead of the curve, but Adobe's racing to catch up with you.

 

I wish I had better news for you,

 

Randy

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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Thanks for your response Randy, hopefully soon it will all run smoothly so I can get some work done!

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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It happens to me too regardless of what I'm doing on the file (importing an image, moving an object,...) and in some cases InDesign freezes for 30 seconds and most of the time I have to restart my Mac because there is not response from the keyboard or the trackpad.

 

I found that categorizing that thread as "Solved" is also very sketchy from Adobe, as nothing will actually solve the problem!

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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There is an M1-compatible beta available. Look in the CC Desktop app under beta apps.

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Thanks for the tip, I'll upload it right away!

Hopefully it will solve the issues.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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Please keep in mind that it is a beta.

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Hi all,

 

Sorry about the inconvenience caused. The first Beta release of InDesign for Apple silicon M1 is now available to download. Please try installing by following the instructions on this page and share your observations with us.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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