Troubleshoot text selection issues

Issue

Try the solution on this page if you receive one of the following errors while selecting text in InDesign CC 2017:

  • [Mac]: Unable to change the paragraph attribute settings in the Control panel when text is selected.
  • [Mac]: Unable to change the paragraph attribute settings in the Paragraph panel when text is selected.
  • InDesign hangs on selecting text in World-Ready composer.
  • InDesign hangs on selecting text which contains tabs or indents.

Solution

Windows(64-bit)

  1. Download CopyTextPlugin.zip and extract its contents to Desktop.

  2. Find and double-click CopyPlugins.vbs from the extracted folder.

  3. Select the folder where Adobe InDesign CC 2017 is installed.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Launch InDesign.

Mac

  1. Download CopyTextPlugin.zip and extract its contents to Desktop.

  2. Find and double-click CopyTextPlugin from the extracted folder.

  3. Select the folder where Adobe InDesign CC 2017 is installed.

  4. Click Choose.

  5. Launch InDesign.

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