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InDesign CS6 crashes while checking spelling

Jul 31, 2012 8:40 PM

Help!! working on a 500 page book divided into tutorials, supposed to be completed by Friday, with tons of screenshots links.


For the third time, a document which used to spell check just fine, is now crashing InDesign.


For the first two documents, what I ended up doing was duplicating the file, and then deleting everything after the crash, rechecking spelling until I got enough out that spellcheck would work. Then I added stuff back paragraph by paragraph until I could isolate where the corruption appeared. I then retyped paragraph by paragraph, making sure spellcheck worked. Once I got over the hurdle I could paste in the rest of the document and everything worked fine.


I have only the standard dictionary, and I don't believe I have even any user-defined words.

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    Aug 1, 2012 4:02 AM   in reply to BarbZH

    Perhaps a bad font, but this sort of thing can sometimes be fixed, if it's internal to the file, by following the steps here: Remove minor corruption by exporting

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    Aug 1, 2012 8:28 AM   in reply to BarbZH

    It might. Post it on and put a link here.

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    Aug 1, 2012 1:22 PM   in reply to BarbZH

    I'm not a real expert on crash reports, but this one looks, not surprisingly, like it involves the Proximity dictionary (Proximity is the dictionary vendor, in this case).


    You CAN install without the added fonts, by the way. You have to click to expand the component lists on the right hand side of the installer window when it comes up in one of the first steps.

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