About three weeks ago, InDesign CS6 began acting up. When I had been using and saving a document for half an hour or so, I would lose the ability to save the document. All the save-related commands became grayed out. I came to the forum for advice, thinking it was that one document. I was advised that the file had become corrupted, and that I should export it as an idml file, then open it and resave it. That worked.
Over the intervening weeks, it has happened several times, on several different documents. The problem is intermittent. I can work for an hour with no problems. Then another time, the save command will become unavailable after typing one sentence.
I am using OS 10.8.3 on a Quad-core Mac Plus with 16GB of RAM
Obviously something vital to the program has become corruped. Any ideas or suggestions?
The files are on my hard drive. I am not on a network - stand alone, single user machine. Per advice from you to another user in the past, I just manually trashed the preferences in the user Library, along with the SavedData file in Caches. I will need to work with it for a bit to see if that solved the problem. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
It's often difficult to figure out what causes corruption. Are you running any utilities in the background or do you have any third-party plugins in ID, if so, try disabling them, but it will be impossible to say for sure if that solves the problem if it's intermittent -- proving a negative, as it were.
Well, it has been a week and no problems, so I think problem solved. I had trashed the Preferences earlier, to no avail. But getting rid of both files seems to have done the trick. Thanks, Peter, for your advice to others that has worked for me.