I've got a terrifying InDesign bug and I'm hoping someone else has come across it/knows how to avoid it.

This never happened before InDesign 2018 (v14), but it's been happening since. Sometimes footnotes just won't appear until you tug at the text box, thereby revealing them. It isn't a one-time occurrence either. Any change to the document might result in some footnotes hiding themselves again.

I've included an example from a journal I work on.

Indesign footnote disappearance bug

  • I think you'll need to contact Adobe about this one.
    – Scott
    Dec 2, 2020 at 19:12
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    InDesign does stuff like this sometimes. Sadly, it's not as stable as one could wish. Could be a general bug or just a bug in your current document.
    – Wolff
    Dec 3, 2020 at 21:17


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