I am running Indesign CC on Windows 7 x64.
The issue presents when I am attempting to add a hyperlink to a graphic object (a social media icon). I can add the hyperlink without incident but I with to alter the hyperlink's appearance with a custom colour.
I start, of course, by opening the add a hyperlink dialogue:
It doesn't make a difference whether I add the URL or not at this stage. Down in the Appearance section I change the type to visible rectangle, then drop donw the color selection list and choose 'Custom…'
Selecting any of the custom color slots I specify the RGB values for the color I want to use,
click 'Add to Custom Colors' and click OK.
Instead of my brand compliant yellow, I get a grey box instead. So I drop down the color selection list again, click 'Custom…' and Indesign has a meltdown.
I have replicated this bug on many occasions and the only thing that seems to avoid the crash so far is if, after clicking 'Add to Custom Colors' you select another custom color slot, and then re-select the custom color you just created.
Here is the crash dump from Windows for this error:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 23/09/2013 08:45:04
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Faulting application name: InDesign.exe, version: 18.104.22.168, time stamp: 0x51f6923a
Faulting module name: APPFRAMEWORK.RPLN, version: 22.214.171.124, time stamp: 0x51f69372
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000000b376a
Faulting process id: 0xc98
Faulting application start time: 0x01ceb828efd98d2b
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CC (64 bit)\InDesign.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CC (64 bit)\Required\APPFRAMEWORK.RPLN
Report Id: 0efac076-2424-11e3-a736-bcaec524cc64
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-09-23T07:45:04.000000000Z" />
<Data>C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CC (64 bit)\InDesign.exe</Data>
<Data>C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CC (64 bit)\Required\APPFRAMEWORK.RPLN</Data>
Hopefully I'm not the only one experiencing this, or there is an explanation that can be used to fix it.
I'm unable to reproduce this crash. However, I can see that the color that is set to the graphical object's visible rectangle don't appear in the document as well as the exported PDF. Please send me your InDesign file if this is happening with a particular file at email@example.com with subject line - For Shushobhan: InDesign hyperlinks custom color.