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CS6 hangs on certain actions on certain file

Jan 3, 2013 3:13 PM

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 [!]

Delete Spread


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?


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    Jan 3, 2013 3:19 PM   in reply to Quindaro

    You can also try an export to .idml. See Remove minor corruption by exporting

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    Jan 3, 2013 4:00 PM   in reply to Quindaro

    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.

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