First, some information: I'm running Adobe CS6 on Mac OSX 10.8.3.
Recently, InDesign stopped displaying the menu fields for any sort of input within the application. For example, when creating a document, I can't input a width or height or page numbers. Inside a document, I can't change the font size or type. Even when exporting as a PDF, the prompt box's won't allow me to change any of the fields.
I've restarted InDesign and my computer, and after that didn't work, I reinstalled the application, but the problem still remains. I don't know what to fix or what is even broken. I've never heard of this problem happening to anyone, and from searching around on the web, it seems pretty rare.
Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.
I reset the preferences but unfortunately, it didn't fix the issue.
I haven't removed any fonts, but I did install several a couple months ago, however, InDesign worked after those fonts were installed.
It looks more as if the whoe editfield is missing, not just greyed out. There's not even a border around where the box would be. When hovering over the spot, the curser doesn't turn into the text edit. Also, Illustrator and Photoshop are not affected by this.
InDesign New Document
Illustrator New Document
This actually worked. All the edit boxes appear in the other user's account. So I guess it's something configured to just this account and not the actual InDesign files. I can't think of what would be causing it, though.
I suppose I could always just log in on that account if I need to use InDesign, but that seems like a hassle.
EDIT: I want to clarify that it didn't correct the problem on my primary user account, just the temporary one I had created to test with. I'm still interested in learning of a solution.
OK, that does, indeed mean the problem is in the old account, not in ID.
Log in with the old account again, and use the manual method to remove the prefs from the link I posted earlier, then remove any of the files you find that are on the list at Adobe Forums: InDesign crashes at startup. These are ALL files in the User library, and are hidden files in your version of OS X. If you don't already know how to access hidden files, see Access hidden user library files | Mac OS 10.7 Lion
When you've done that, restart ID.
I'm not sure where that list of files is in that discussion thread. It mentions the FontExplorer plugin for Photoshop, but I don't see that in my plugins folder for InDesign. (I have all files set to unhidden)
I'm having the same problem with my CS5 Indesign. The only difference is that I created a new user to check if the problem with the greyed input fields exist in that account and it does. Can anyone advise how I should proceed?
I never did find out what was causing the issue, but I assume it had something to do with recent changes I had made to my computer. I ended up perfoming a full system restore from a backup I made a month or so ago. It fixed the problem, although there is probably a more efficient and proper way to fix it.