Ok, after more research ('cause I can't do anything anyway because my file keeps crashing), I found this: http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/changing-settings-crash-reporter.html
Seems like what I'm looking for, all hunky-dory until Step #6. I don't see a AdobeCrashReporter.app anywhere for InDesign...? Or in any of my other CS6 Applications??? I have it in CS3 applications.
If I have to I'll switch us back over to CS3, but that definitely falls under the "Desperate Measures" category, since it means losing all the changes we did on templates and repeat ads since switching over.
Looks like I (or someone using my computer) turned it off. I'll still need to revert to an earlier version for the moment, but luckily I've only had about 1 in 30 documents crash over and over, so it's not the touch of death and I won't have to revert permanently. Maybe there will be a workaround or fix or something once I get the time to explain it.
The article http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/changing-settings-crash-repor ter.html is pretty old . let me re-write the steps below;-
Control+click on the application file, such as the Adobe Indesign CS6.app file (depending on how your operating system preferences are set, you may not see the .app extension)
Choose Show Package Contents.
Select Contents > Frameworks > AdobeCrashReporter.framework.
Double-click the "Required" Folder.
Double-click on AdobeCrashReporter.app
Choose one of the options:
Always show this dialog.
- Don't show this dialog again and always send crashes to Adobe.
- Don't show this dialog again and never send crashes to Adobe.