Somewhere the prefs are going corrupt. The only fix is to trash them, unfortunately.
Sorry to see you facing issues with the latest version of InDesign.
We have figured out why this issue is being seen and have a workaround other then deleting the preferences and caches.
This issue is seen with the Font Menu mode being "Search First Word Only". Please use the mode "Search Entire Font Name" as a workaround till we fix this issue.
To change the mode click on the Search (magnifier) icon on the Font Menus Edit Box and chose "Search Entire Font Name" from the Drop down
We deeply regret for the inconvenience caused.
We were able to replicate this issue and are working on a fix.
To work around this issue, in the Font Menu in the Control bar, click on the Magnifying (Search) icon & click next to 'Search Entire Font Name' to select it (a check mark next to it indicates it is selected). This should then let you select fonts from this menu.
Folks, ever since CC 2014 I have a different, but maybe related problem:
I can choose a general typeface, e.g. LOEW, but when I use the top-bar menu to select the style of the Font, e.g. Light or Black, it doesn't work. In CC14 it *mostly* worked when I used the dedicated Text-palette, but these days even this won't help, the only way around so far is to use the main typeface selection window and determine the style of the typeface by using the little dropdown-triangle. Which, quite frankly, is a pain. The selector-windows showing the cuts of a Typeface also shows mostly complete rubbish that has nothing to do with the actual options/fonts a typeface offers. Clearing the Cache, at least for me, did not work.
If anybody here has an idea, it would be much appreciated. I hoped this would be fixed in 2015, but alas I still have this problem, even on a completely new machine. I had it on the MacPro and now on a new MacPro 2014, also on my MBAir.
Hi HD Schellnack,
Sorry to know that you are facing an issue with the Font Selection. I tried the scenario that you mentioned and for me the Font Selection is working fine.
Is this issue specific to some font only or is it happening for all kind of Fonts installed on your system.
Will it be possible for you to make a small movie showing the issue and attach the same here so that we can better understand the issue and try resolving the same.
Thank you! This worked. Glad I can hold on to my preferences.