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Document contains an invalid frame

Jul 19, 2012 11:50 AM

Tags: #cs6 #invalid_frame

On open, on a long document in InDesign CS6 (8.0) I'm getting:

 

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Document contains an invalid frame.

Story text begins -

[figure]

 

Delete frame and associated story?

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If I click 'No' it gives me the next figure (about forty of them) and then ultimately, the document opens.

 

Ideas?

Thanks

 
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    Jul 19, 2012 11:55 AM   in reply to CAlyanak

    When you click on "No" does your complete document open up or a part of it?

     

    Have you tried exporting the file in IDML and then opening it again.

     
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    Feb 27, 2013 6:05 AM   in reply to CAlyanak

    today we try to open cs4 document in indesign cs6 and get this error from first post. cs4 normaly open document. whats wrong???

     
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    Feb 27, 2013 6:08 AM   in reply to kajzica

    Try exporting to .inx from CS4 and open that in CS6.

     
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:52 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    inx or idml is not solution for everything because something can go wrong!!! I dont want to inspect every file from start.

     
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    Feb 28, 2013 5:08 AM   in reply to kajzica

    Your file won't open, right?

     

    Legacy files are known to have problems from time to time, and the most reliable way I know to avoid those problems is to export .inx, when possible, from the original version. The second most reliable is to export .idml from the original version.

     

    There are some scripts that will do a batch conversion to .inx or .idml to help you, if you have a lot of files, and if you think you don't have to thoroughly check every legacy file you open in a new version you are sadly mistaken. If you open a .indd file directly, as soon as you start to edit any text it will reflow to confrom to the new text engine and you may not see the problems on the page where you are working. .inx/.idml forces the entire document to recompose as soon as it opens.

     
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