Try resetting the preferences.
While launching InDesign, do one of the following:
- (Windows) Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
- (Mac OS) While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
Thanks for the suggestion. Using your instructions, I was able to get the delete preference files frame and clicked yes. It opened the workspace but will still not open any files due to the missing "Lilo plug-in". Then it force quit yet again when I clicked on preferences. I'm working on a Mac OS.
I will try any more ideas offered to recover months of work that now seem lost and uneditable.
Do you have a time machine backup? Sounds like the program is damaged, but check by trying with a new user.
I have time machine and I've tried to go back and get the Lilo plug in from the original installation, but that hasn't worked so far. Can you tell me how to use Time Machine for this case. I don't know how to replace the current one with when it was working correctly a few days ago.
I'm hoping that this could be the easiest way to fix it.
Sorry, I'm a Windows guy, so I don't know the ins and outs of Time Machine (though I could do this practically blindfolded with the imaging software I use). I suspect, though, that it may be as easy as opeing the backup, copying the plugin, and then pasting it into the correct folder in the the current state.
Did you verify that there really is a Lilo problem by trying a new user, though? If you don't get the same error when you log in as a brand new user, then there's nothing wrong with ID itself, and your problem is in the user library.
Bingo. I went to a backup last week. Replaced the entire InDesign folder with a copy of the backup and it worked!
Replacing the Plug-in folder was not enough to restore, but the replacing the entire application from an earlier date (even though deleting the later versions got tricky) was the answer! Preferences-EVERYTHING is perfect!!!!!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!