Well, this will be no help to you at all, but it does reflect just how
bad things are getting. I was in the car today (this is in Israel), and
the radio happened to be on some Hebrew talk-show. Listeners were
calling in to share their gripes and grievances about anything on their
mind. I was about to turn it off (I never listen to that stuff) when
suddenly I hear some woman mention Adobe. What's on her mind? She bought
Microsoft Office and has been very happy with the customer service. And
then she bought an Adobe CS package for 7000 shekels (approx. $1800 US)
and the customer service sucks so badly that she felt she had to let
everyone know about it on radio!
The talk-show host said that her grievance wasn't appropriate for his
show, and cut her off.
Still, I think this is a bad reflection on somebody somewhere -- that
people are actually calling in to radio talk-shows to discuss Adobe's
To start oof ,you need to understand that almost nobody here has any corporate connection to Adobe (employees are plainly listed as such) becasue this is a User to User forum. That said, we pride ourselves here on this forum in giving fast and reliable advice gained through real-world experience. Unlike a lot of the contract help in India, the folks who respond here know and use the program every day.
So, tell us about your problem, and let's see if we can solve it.
If you want support from Adobe, you have to pay... a lot $$$. Otherwise, once they have your money for an app, you can go f**k yourself. Same applies for Photoshop, FrameMaker, any Adobe app. Unfortunately, in my line of work, Adobe just can't be avoided.
Have you tried deleting the app (uninstall) and reinstalling? Make sure you accept all the defaults (install directory, and any other choices it gives you).
You didn't provide any details regarding your machine, it COULD be a hardware config issue. Could NOT be.
I attempted to open a CS5.5 file in CS6. It began to open the document, but then would crash. When I attempted to open InDesign CS6 again, it attempted to load the file that I had previously attempted to open, and then chose some other files from that drive to open randomly. Again, a crash. This continued for more than 30 minutes.
I googled and found the recovery folder, emptied it out, the program opened fine on it's own. When I went to choose a different file to open, it would all happen again.
I proceeded to unistall the suite a total of three times over the next two days. Everything was going fine for a while. Opened that same file after the reinstall, and it opened without any error. I opened it, saved it to CS6 right away and it's been fine. Thennnnn, I attempted to open another, and the same thing began happening again. I have certain CS5.5 files that simply make it crash. I cannot afford to lose that many files.
I'm still limping along at work because of this issue. The last thing I want to do is recreate these files.
That's the skinny...
Try opening those files in CS5.5 and exporting to IDML. Open the IDML in CS6.
What Bob said.
And if you're on a Mac you should be getting a crash report. Put that on pastebin.com, then post a link to it here and we might be able to see where the crash originates.
It also doesn't sound like you've tried repalcing the prefs (see Replace Your Preferences). Uninstalling doesn't remove prefs unless you specificaly tell the uninstaller to do so, so reinstalling is not a reliable way to clean up. It is also helpful for diagnosis to to create a new user account and try ID in that account.
if this is on a NEW 2012 macbook, then re-install Lion and do NOT install update for mid 2012 macbook 1.0 as it causes issues with Adobe
UPDATE: It is a definite error in CS6's program, that some must use an IDML file from the previous version to get it to open without it crashing.
Thank you all for your comments and help.