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InDesign CS6 crash when setting paragraph styles

Apr 19, 2013 9:27 AM

This occurs most frequently when I confirm changes to the "Span Columns" setting in the paragraph style configuration menu.

My applications are all up-to-date.

 

Please advise,

Ben

 

Computer spec:

Win7 64 | AMD FX6100 | 16Gb RAM | GTX-480

 
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    Apr 19, 2013 9:33 AM   in reply to Benjamin Goldstein

    Might be a font problem, but that's less llikely on Windows than it is on a Mac, so start with trashing the prefs. see Replace Your Preferences

     
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    Apr 19, 2013 10:10 AM   in reply to Benjamin Goldstein

    You say you're up to date, but let's verify you are running version 8.0.1.

     

    Is there anything in event viewer?

     

    Span/split columns can be problematic. I think, maybe, I remember a bug that was related to a specific number of columns in the frame. Do all the frames have a particular column count?

     
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    Apr 19, 2013 10:18 AM   in reply to Peter Spier

    I've found that making changes to Span Columns is problematic in long documents - if changes in the paragraph style cause reflow, especially overset text at the end of a long doc, it's as if it's too much for ID to handle. One potential workaround is:

     

    1) Copy a small bit of text set in the problem style to a fresh document

    2) Make the changes you want

    3) Save & close the new doc

    4) Import the style from that new doc from no. 3 above into your long doc

     

    It works, sometimes.

     

    (What works better is not using Span/Split columns - it'd be a great tool if it was reliable, but it's simply not reliable.)

     
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    Apr 19, 2013 11:04 AM   in reply to Benjamin Goldstein

    If I remember a span/split problem, it wasn't associated with two columns, not that it makes any difference.

     
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