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Tables are crashing InDesign when I try to save as idml file

Mar 29, 2013 8:12 AM

Tags: #crash #tables #idml #cs6

I received an indd template file from a client who has cs5.5. I have cs6. I made my additions to the file, but when I try to save as an idml file so she can open it in cs5.5, InDesign crashes. I tried deleting preferences, still crashed. I tried updating to 8.0.1, still crashed. The "Fault Module Name" in the crash report was "TABLE MODEL.RPLN" and tables were the things that I added to the file, so I tried deleting all the tables from the file and saving as idml....and it worked. But the tables are the thing I need to send! I will just send them to her as a word doc if necessary, and she will have to insert, but that's obviously not ideal. Anyone have any thoughts for me?? Would be much appreciated.




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    Mar 29, 2013 8:29 AM   in reply to bearwacket

    Do you receive any missing plugins warning while opening the file? Before you make any edits to the file after opening the file in CS6, are you able to export to IDML? Did the author of the file use any extra plugin to create those tables in the document? Did you try copying the contents to a completely new document and then try exporting to IDML along with your modifications?

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    Mar 29, 2013 11:13 AM   in reply to bearwacket

    Okay. Let's copy one by one page to new document. Dont include the master pages yet. You need to isolate the corrupt pages.

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    Mar 29, 2013 12:12 PM   in reply to bearwacket

    Okay, from those tables with merged cells and complex data, remove any paragraph styles applied to the text. Use Basic paragraph style  for the table cell text and check if they still crash.

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    Mar 29, 2013 12:49 PM   in reply to bearwacket

    Good to know that. May be some corrupt data got carried over which got cleared when you set fonts to default and changed back. Just an assumption though.

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