Hi — I'm running CS6 on Mac 10.8.2 on 2011 MB Pro. The problem is that an action performed on a single file, in a single passage (about 10 paragraphs), is causing no end of spinning beach ball hangs and leading to many a force quit. Very frustrating.
The actions attempted that induce a hang so far include:
Paragraph Style change
Delete Page [!]
This document is part of a 13-file book; all other docs performing fine when these same maneuvers performed.
Ran Repair Disk and killed prefs on CS6.
This is the second such document so affected. I was able to get all the content out of that other document and into a fresh clean file. Having trouble with that this time. But I'll find a way.
My question is — is there a way to "clean up" documents that obviously have integrity issues?
That's a really bad sign (being stuck -- .idml files are very compact). Give it a few more minutes before force quitting. I suspect, thought, that you'll have to force quit, and then possibly empty the recovery folder. IN any case you should make a backup copy of the file for safety and then I would recreate it from scratch. If you can, export the stories from the current file as InDesign Tagged Text and you can place those into a new file.