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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 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! 🙂
Same thing happens to me: I change the CPU preferences but the text keeps disappearing.
It's not possible to work like this!
Have just dowloaded ID 16.3.2 on an M1 Mac and guess what - the text still disappears. Have to bring it back in a variety of ways. "Oh don't worry," said some sarcastic response, "just wait until the new version comes out that runs natively on the M1" I waited, and now? Same thing. Hell, it's frustrating.
I'm getting used to "hide guides, show guides" every 2 seconds, aren't you?? LOL
We just downgraded the Version to 16.2 and it works better... maybe they fix that some day but for the time its better then nothing...
I was hoping the M1 version of InDesign would fix the issue but it does not. Very annoying. This happens on all versions of InDesign from 15.0.1 through today's M1 version release 16.3.2. Tech support had me uncheck GPU Performance in prefs and for awhile I couldn't replicate the issue. Now it's back.
- Mac OS 11.4
- MacBook Pro M1 2020
- InDesign 16.3.2
I should add that I worked with Apple support on this issue today (and a month ago, and a month before that) as well. Their conclusion is that it is an Adobe issue. While it may be, I have text issues using Apple TextEdit as well, with odd spacing when pasting text requiring the window to be resized to get the spacing to disappear. No solution to that issue either.
Just want to +1 this.
It's an ongoing issue for me too and it's beyond frustrating. It feels like M1 users are being punished for getting an M1 machine. InDesign is vital to my day-to-day work - what good is a new computer if it renders vital software barely usable? I've been using my 2013 MBP - it might be slow, but at least it doesn't glitch out.
All around just completely infuriating.
Here's a follow-up on the InDesign invisible text issue... I was working with an Apple Engineer regarding odd text issues with Text Edit. He had me reset the TextEdit prefs to default settings and then reconfigure to my liking. The TextEdit issues dissappeared. SO DID MY INDESIGN ISSUES! I routinely prep document content in TextEdit, and then copy into InDesign. I couldn't replicate my issue in InDesign with the Apple Engineer, so I turned back on GPU Performance knowing it would surely cause the issue to reappear right away, but NO it did not. So now I've been running with GPU Performance back on and for the last 24 hours everything has been working great with InDesign.
Update... sad to say the problem has reappeared today. At first there were no issues with invisible text (running with GPU Performance on!) but then after about 10 minutes it began, I turned GPU Performance off, and yet it continues and gets worse and worse. Sorry to get peoples' hopes up.
Why am I not surprised!? Too bad... was hoping you had a solution! Maybe one day Adobe and Apple will figure this out and we can ALL get some work done. LOL
In the meanwhile there is yet another version to test on InDesign Prerelease.
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Not even going to bother trying it... I need confirmation of the issue being resolved before downloading any update. Every day I work in this program and every day I have problems. This has been going on WAY too long now.
I have noticed the issue is far worse when one of my external drives is working, such as when Adobe autosaves, especially when Time Machine is saving, etc.
I did this as well, and so far it's working...
Same! Still having issues with this.
"Not even going to bother trying it... I need confirmation of the issue being resolved before downloading any update. "
Installing a prerelease version does not hurt. It will run side-by-side with the released version.
I'm on Windows 10 and cannot see the issue. I would sign in to InDesign Prerelease. There is a prerelease forum where you can ask all this. Also look after bug reports there or bug discussions around the problem.
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Same issue here,
Mac OS 11.5.1
Macbook Pro M1 - 16GB RAM
what sometimes helps:
a keyboard command that enforces all stories of a document to recompose again.
Details about that at:
Force Text Reflow When InDesign Forgets to Flow the Text
by David Blatner, January 3, 2009
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Forcing Textreflow works fine, but this cannot be a permanent solution if I have to press a keyboard command to continue my work every 10 seconds. any other suggestions?
"… any other suggestions?"
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I am having the same issue. InDesign 16.4.
Text disappears. Unable to use your application.
Did I forget to pay my subscription fee?
It's an InDesign issue, not a payment issue. We are all having the same problem. I upgraded to the latest version (16.4) yesterday so we'll see if they fixed anything. Highly doubt it but you never know!