Save / Save As is greyed out — I have to force quit at least half a dozen times a day.
Have been trashing the prefrences but it only lasts for so long before it happens again.
Which version of InDesign and OS?
How much RAM and spare disk capacity do you have?
Are you running a third party application, such as a font manager?
OSX - Big Sur 1.11
Indesign - 188.8.131.52
Font Explorer Pro - 6.0.9
Wacom Intuos 5 touch
When this happens do this so you don't lose your work....
Closed down Indesign, reopen, see if missing functionalities are reinstated (if this doesn't work try and reboot your entire computer).
open the IDML and save as to INDD.
follow these steps when deleting the InDesign preferences files
Try to delete your InDesign preferences
Using a keyboard shortcut:
1. (Windows) Start InDesign, and then immediately press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files. ...
2. (Mac OS) Start InDesign, and then immediately press Shift+Option+Command+Control. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
Yes I have been trashing the prefrences and this works for a while (Maybe a coincidence) and then the problem comes back.
Sorry to hear about your experience. This is not the usual behavior of the app. In addition to the suggestions given earlier, I'd recommend following troubleshooting steps suggested on this community post(https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/resolve-slow-performance-and-unexpected-behavior-of-indesign...) & let us know if they help.
It seems to be behaving if I have touch swiched off on my intuos wacom tablet...
I'll keep working like this to see if this is the cause.
Other things to try:
* Update Big Sur to 11.2
* Update InDesign to 16.1
* Check with Wacom to see if they has an update for the tablet