17 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2013 4:56 AM by DesignTactics

    Formatting TOC causes InDesign CS5.5 to crash - help!

    DesignTactics

      I have a 65 page (and growing) document where I'm trying to create an alphabetical listing of entries using the Table of Contents feature.

       

      It all works fine - except that I can't make any formatting change to the text box containing the TOC content. Simply changing from one to two columns causes the application to instantly crash. I've scratched my head trying to find a workaround to this - flowing the text to a new text box creates a slower crash (after a beach-ball minute) - but it still crashes.

       

      I've trashed the preferences, and have exported (and then reopened) as an IDML file - but the problem is still there.

       

      I'm working on a Mac running 10.6.8 OS.

       

      Any suggestions?