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.
Which version of InDesign and OS?
Select the text box and under the Edit menu, select Edit in Story Editor so that you can see if the text is present on the page. If it is, check the size of the font, the leading and colour to see if one or more of these features is causing the text to not appear.
When I opened up story editor, the text is there, but everything is showing right to left, which is very puzzling! I'm wondering if these are related.
Sorry about this trouble. InDesign 16.3 has already been released in a few countries and soon will be available to all. If it is not available for you right now, please install it from the pre-release tab in Creative Cloud and let us know if that helps resoving this issue.
I tried to download it but it said that the beta has expired. I guess I'll just need to wait for the update! I'm in Canada. Hopefully it's soon!
Sorry about this inconvience. Please sign for pre-release version here ( https://www.adobeprerelease.com/beta/C6DFA254-C40C-4EEB-8F6D-F4AEDA2E6171 ).
Once done, please sign out and sign in to Creative Cloud with same ID. You'll see pre-release tab in your Creative Cloud app.
@Elaine5E3A I think you are trying to install the version from Beta tab. That is expired already. Try the installing the app as suggested above.
Let us know if you need any help!
Thank you! I was able to download and launch!
Hi Elaine.... did that fix the problem? Just checking before I download the Pre-Release. Thansks!
It's working perfectly so far! Thanks!
Oops, spoke too soon. I still have the problem. It's not happening as often, though.
Thanks for the update! I won't download it then. So, does that mean that the update won't fix it either???
It's definitely better than it was before, but the issue wasn't fixed completely.
So I guess not?
Nothing to do, it still happens, sob...
This is ridiculous. I CANNOT work this way. There has to be a solution. Adobe needs to fix this!!!
Really, I am severely slowing down my work and no one will pay me back for this loss... please, do something!
Olà Adobe! Is there someone there? Maybe an answer...
As you can see from the responses below, the pre-release version has not fixed the problem we are all having. This is extremely frustrating and I hope it can be addressed sooner than later. Please respond with an answer... preferably, one that will actually help the situation.
We had the same problem, and the uncheck ffor GPU helped a little bit but it was stil there.
We also had an App called Qfinder Installed for Server accses, wich kinda made a couple of Problems on Big sur... We deleted the App yesterday and since then everything seems to work... maybe there is an App on your System like a antivirus programm or something like Qfinder wich corrupts inDesign...
just a suggestion and I will keep you Updated if something changes..
Thanks for the insights... I'll see if there are any apps that are interfering. If it's a simple fix like that, how awesome would that be??!! 🙂
I tried to change the CPU preferences (untick) and saw an immediate improvement. 2 days later, however, the problem has returned. PLEASE direct some attention to this problem. The Indesign app is my income!!!
I am working on iMac 2021 M1 8Gb Ram and I have the same text box disappearing problem. Yesterday I updated to 16.3 but the problem persists. Any ideas or solutions for this?
I have - as recommended here in another thread - switched off the GPU Performance in the Indesign settings... It worked! So far I don't have a problem with the disappearing text boxes anymore 🙂
I checked the GPU setting and it's not even on. And my text still disappears. AND I just upgraded to the latest version that was available 2 days ago. BEYOND FRUSTRATED now.
Thanks anyway! 🙂