Hi any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm getting this error when I attempt to place a picture into a frame. This has never happened to me before and I'm not sure if I hit a wrong button somewhere in the settings. Pretty much all I'm trying to do is bring in a PDF file into indesign. Like I said I've done this the same method thousands of times. I even went back and did it to a document I had already made and I got the same error.
If you show the import options when placing PDF or Illustrator files you'll see the crop selection dropdown field. At some point this was set to "crop" and it's sticky, so it has remained there. Now you've got a PDF that has no defined crop box, so ID doesn't know what to do, so you need to show the import options again and choose something else, probably Bounding Box or Media on this case, and perhaps do additonal cropping once the file has been placed.
thank you! this solved the problem for me.
Yes, that's it. I think this question has been answered now.