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I got the same result with your original file--could not open by double-clicking. I was able to open it through the InDesign file menu
open with open copy checked.
The resulting file did not create an error after the TOC change.
I spoke too soon. The next TOC change did result in the error. Each time, the only way to open the copy is to open a copy via the File menu. Even saving as idml didn't help. I'll try a few more things and get back to you.
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I'm sorry, I couldn't get the problem to go away. I was able to open as a copy on the file that wouldn't open normally, but updating the TOC still always resulted in the file being un-openable (except as a copy). Maybe someone else can think of some other part of the file to look at.
I haven't been able to fix the file yet, either, but the problem appears to be in the TOC itself. I can delete the pages with the TOC, save, close and reopen, then add new pages for the TOC to the begining of the file, save close and reopen, but as soon as I try to add the TOC the doc fails to reopen.
I would try defining a NEW TOC (and new TOC style) and not use the existing Default TOC.
I think this is a bug.
When I cut document text to make TOC shorter - the problem with updating TOC disappear.
Problem exists when Table of Contents is flowed to second frame.
Fortunately, open COPY works (thanks SRiegel)
sorry for my English
I'm suspicious of the span columns attribute added to the TOC heading. There have been other other bugs associated with span and split columns.