I wonder if anyone can hgelp me with the most bizarre issue i am having with Indesign CS 5.5?
I am making up Catalogues with alot of eps images and text which iclude drop shadows and outer glows...etc.
over the last day images are just vanishing of my pages, text frames and content are vanishing? i have double checked and i am sure the links are not missing and i did not delete the test!
also when i save and quit my document and reopen it seems that more and more object just disapear?
The second hassle im having is this stupid new feature of "live screen drawing" i have changed the setting to all three available options but when i do anything with any object, the frame moves then i wait for a few seconds (between 2 and 10 seconds) before the object moves how can i switch this off and get it to stop being so slow when moving, editing or anything??
Any help would be greatly appreciated as i need to complete my catalogue by Friday morning 8 AM GMT +02h00
sorry, posted before I was finished..
Have you tried .idml? See Remove minor corruption by exporting
Do the objects appear in the layers panel? Are they still listed inthe Links Panel?
Your screen drawing issue is probably a hardware problem if you are seeing delays even with Live Creen Drawing set to Never.
I have tried exporting to .idml the only time it works is if i take the file into CS4 from .idml but that is no solution as we have upgraded all machines to CS 5.5 design standard!
I really hate the new live screen redraw feature GRRRRRR..... it is so stupid, as we work with large amounts of images, vectors and text and every time i move something the the thing has to redraw it!
The objects dont appear in the layers panel i only have one layer, yes the images are listed in the links panel but when i go to link it is invisible and i can not select it!
But if i select all it shows me that there is a box there!
Thanks for the link but as i said above it doesnt work 100%
Now I'm confused. The object appear in the links panel, and it highlights a frame edge when you go to link, but that object is not listed in the layers panel? Did you expand the layer?
What happens when you go to link, then switch backa nd forth between Object > Select > Content Object > Select > Container? I'm thinking with all the problems you're having with screen drawing you might be grabbing the content grabber and moving the image outside the frame instead of moving the frame.
If you have a lot of complex stuff on the page, you might want to switch to typical preview instead of High Quality display. And some .eps files can be less than cooperative in ID. have you tried reaving any of these as either native .ai or .psd (for vector or raster, respectively)?
Exactly yes i did expand the layer.
I will try the Object > Select > Content Object > Select > Container, but i really have not moved the content.
I also opened my document and saved irt and restarted my machine, then when i reopened it a few of my vector graphics have fallen off the page???? no links in the links panel, cant find them anywhere like if i deleted them but i didnt.
I always work in typical view never in high quality. we only use .eps files though.
Something is seriously wrong (but you probably know that).
You should probably try trashing your prefs (see Replace Your Preferences) but it's not likely to fix anything already damaged. You may need to reinstall as well. Was thsi s aclean install on a cleanly installed OS, or did you attempt to migrate?
First of all you can turn of the live screen drawing in your prefs. Setting it to delayed is, IMO, a good move.
Secondly, EPS is an archaic file format with no place in a modern workflow. While I doubt it’s the cause of the disappearing graphics, there is zero reason to use it.
I have rebuilt prefs already!
This was a clean install on a clean reinstalll on Mac OSx Lion 10.7.2. so it is very wierd but i think i will have to bite the bullet and trash CS 5.5 and reinstall and see if that helps at all!
Thanks for the tips though, i am really not happy with Adobe paid support as they dont hekp either!
Anyways i will reinstall tomorrow morning and respond if anything changes.
Thanks Peter you were correct !!! about the object content moving.
Now my main issue is moving items around the page i have switched between all 3 options for live screen drawing and it still gives us hassles!!!!
What is the best option here as when i move things it seems to lag....
Looking forward to your reersponse.
So the disappearing objects are there, but moved out of the frames? You need to develop new habits, or turn off the content grabber. View > Extras > Hide Content Grabber
Set Live Screen Drawing to either Delayed or Never, but absolutely not Immediate. In your case never may be the better choice. If you click and object and hesitate for a second befor dragging in Delayed mode it switches to Live drawing (similar to older versions). If you still have problems with a Never setting, you have a problem with hardware, not software. Update the video drivers or replace the card. YOu should also probably run some memory tests to be sure all of that RAM is still good.