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cwilbornGV
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InDesign CS 5.5 loses page elements

May 6, 2012 2:13 PM

Tags: #error #cs5.5 #indesign #page

I work for a newspaper where I design all of the pages.

 

I've this problem before and just experienced it today.

 

I have the A section set up as one document. On one page (A4) I noticed that random elements were gone. Headlines, ads, cutlines. As luck would have it, I had already sent the page to press so I didn't have to remake it. But this is an extreme worry that elements dissappear.

 

Also, the pasteboard for that spread (pages A4-A5) become extremely large.

 

Any idea what could be causing this? I have screen shots attached. Please note that the page you're looking at on the left, A4, was completely designed, but at some point elements went missing.

 

Screen1.jpg

Screen2.jpg

 
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    May 6, 2012 2:31 PM   in reply to cwilbornGV

    Try exporting to .idml...

     

    See Remove minor corruption by exporting

     
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    May 6, 2012 3:12 PM   in reply to cwilbornGV

    No telling what went wrong, I'm afraid. Are you working across a network, or on a local hard drive? Networks can introduce more errors in writing files back to disk.

     
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    May 31, 2012 2:28 PM   in reply to cwilbornGV

    Any third party plugins? Font manager?

     
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    May 31, 2012 2:35 PM   in reply to cwilbornGV

    Just a hunch: are you starting each new issue from a template, or are you reusing the last issue to start the next? If the latter, then stop. Make a brand-new template, save as .indt, and use that instead.   Reusing the same file over and over again is a sure way to induce corruption.

     
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    May 31, 2012 2:36 PM   in reply to cwilbornGV

    Can you turn off the synch software temporarily, or set it to backup at night while you aren't working as a test?

     
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    May 31, 2012 2:37 PM   in reply to Joel Cherney

    Hey Joel, isn't that MY rant.

     
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