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I'm not aware of any issue after export. Clean out the recovery folder so any bad file in there is not going to immediately crash ID on launch, and see if ID will start up without crashing (not sure if it's doing that now or not. or if it's going into autorecovery when it does start). Then try opening the file as a copy and see waht happens.
Trashing prefs certainly won't hurt, but I suspect it won't help in this case, either, unless yo are seeing the same problem in other files as well. Exporting to .idml might help, too, if the problem is isolated. See Remove minor corruption by exporting
Thanks for the suggestion. Where do I find the Recovery file?
I did try renaming the Default and Saved Data files. Rebooted - opened ID -
opened file. File>Place graphic crashed. Will try renaming file this time.
And yes, it goes into autorecovery each time I start up again. I have tried answering Yes and also No.
Cannot restart program without rebooting computer each time.
Unless you changed it in your prefs, the recovery folder is in your user profile in the same directory with InDesign Defaults.
These appear in the en_US folder:
Folders: CompositeFont, Find-Change Queries, Page Sizes, Scripts, Workspaces
Files: Color Settings, ID Defaults
Did not see either Recovery or Saved Data. ?? I didn't change this in my
Good news: I renamed the file that was not allowing me to place text or
graphics and it is now behaving correctly. Checked other files and they are
as well. I do believe there is a connection between the PDF export and the
crashing problem. I had exported before with no problem, but this latest PDF
was 9 MB with graphics intact, so perhaps that was overload. Shouldn't
happen, though. Thanks for your help.
My bad. I was working form memory instead of looking. The recovery folder is in the local settings path: \Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\InDesign\Version 7.5\en_US\Caches\InDesign Recovery
We have not, as far as I know (and I see them all) seen any other report similar to yours, so it's unlikley to be a general problem with ID and export, and much more likely to be system-specific and related to either something you are doing or a software conflict, or perhaps just random file failure. Is the file stored locally on your hard drive, or on a network?
It is local.
Checking again, there is no Cache folder under en_US on my computer. Perhaps
because I am starting over with no unsaved work?
Check the path carefully. This is under your user\LOCAL SETTINGS\application data... and it's easy to go straight to the first Application Data folder in error.
That's it! Thanks for correcting my rush down the wrong path.