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Out of memory error message

Apr 25, 2012 7:28 AM

Tags: #out-of-memory #error-message

I an using InDesign V7.5. It's been working OK for a couple of months. Suddenly I start getting an "Out of Memory" message that keeps popping up. Checking my activity monitor it shows InDesign using around 750Mb of ram with still a Gig of ram unused.

 

Can anyone shad any light on what is going on. Have tried zapping the PRAM.

 

Phil

 
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  • John Hawkinson
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:45 AM   in reply to Philingtons

    Hold down Cmd and select About InDesign. What is the 3-dotted full version number?

    What OS release are you using?

     

    "Out of Memory" generally indicates a failure of InDesign to properly manage the memory it has allocated to it, rather than the machine or the operating system actually running out of memory. It's an internal bookeeping issue...

     

    More information about what you have open and what kind of documents you are working on might help. Do you have Live Preflight enabled?

     
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  • John Hawkinson
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:55 AM   in reply to Philingtons

    Please update to 7.5.2.318.

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:55 AM   in reply to Philingtons

    Download and install the 7.5.2 patch.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 8:01 AM   in reply to Philingtons

    Not sure what the point of your screenshot was. As I said:

     

    "Out of Memory" generally indicates a failure of InDesign to properly manage the memory it has allocated to it, rather than the machine or the operating system actually running out of memory. It's an internal bookeeping issue...

     
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:42 AM   in reply to John Hawkinson

    Using InDesign version 7.5.333, Mac OS 10.6.8, getting "out of memory" message when using preflight in adocument which has lots of large photos.

     
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    Jul 16, 2012 12:07 PM   in reply to Tryingtodothis

    Divide and conquer...

     

    Make a copy of the file. Delete half the pages. If the problem persists, delete half or what's left and try again. If the problem goes away, put back the deleted half and delete the half you originally left. Repeat until you isolate one page, then use the same technique to isolate the offending object.

     
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