Indesign CS4 Mac starts up but freezes from there. Trying to open files or create new ones results in the filename appearing at the bottom of the Window drop-down menu, but the file doesnt appear on-screen.
The same result occurs when opening files using "Open Recent File" as well as double-clicking the file in Finder or using "Open With" in FInder.
It couldnt have picked a worse time to crap out - right in the middle of an urgent contract!! Dang Cleetus!!
Any suggestions - apart from re-installing the program?
Did you have two monitors hooked up before, and switch to one? It sounds like ID is remembering a widow position that is now off-screen.
Try activating the Application Frame and see if they'll show as tabs, or trash your prefs. See Replace Your Preferences
Many thanks for your rapid and helpful repsonse!!
Yes, I have been using two monitors, and am now just working off the laptop alone.
I've just switched back to ID & found that it's now operating perfectly!! Go figure!
Thanks for your suggestion - I'll check that out.
Tried renaming InDesign Saved data and InDesign Defaults and restarting InDesign - that didnt seem to fix the problem - after re-starting InDesign it seemed the program didnt write new versions of the files on re-start.
Will head back to the office & connect to my 23" display & see if ID works OK with that - that would confirm that it's a screen pointing issue?
Would re-installing ID help?
Found that ID WAS opening files, but they were hidden behind other open application windows - only the ID tool bars - top and sides - would show when ID was the active application.
However, once I minimised other open apps windows, ID's open windows "connected" with the ID active window, and remained connected - i.e. I could switch between apps and ID wouldnt "lose" hte open file's window.
If anyone could make sense of that, I'd love to hear your widsom!!