This is a problem that recently started occurring when I switched to Indesign CC2017. Basically, whenever I press the 'delete' key while typing in Indesign I get the spinning wheel and it takes at least 5–6 seconds to catch up. This is incredibly frustrating and is really slowing down my workflow. I don't want to have to type everything out in RTF and copy paste it over. I would prefer to be able to type my content directly into Indesign without it locking up every time I press the delete key.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Have you tried turning off Live Preflight? I find that negatively affects performance.
Here's how to disable Live Preflight: At the bottom of an InDesign file's window, click the arrow next to the preflight status and uncheck "Enable Preflight for All Documents".
NOTE: You could only disable it for that one file by unchecking "Preflight Document" but I keep the Live Preflight until I need it.
This worked! I figured it was something simple. Thanks for the reply!
Great, I'm glad I could help!