Suddenly inDesign CS4 will no longer open anything. When I attempt to open inDesign files it says "import failed". I have trashed my preferences and tried checking "show import options" to no avail. I can create a new document but not open documents. I am on a 2007 iMac running Lion. Any ideas?
Are you doing a File > Open, or are you doing a File > Place? I ask this because you mention checking "show import options" which shows in the Place dialog box. If you want to open a file, you must not Place it; rather merely open it with a File > Open command.
Thanks for your reply. I am trying file > open. I only mentioned the "show import options" because others who were having the same error on other threads mentioned that as a fix. So I tried creating a new doc, then doing a place in order to check that box and then attempted to open existing files with no luck.