2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 30, 2013 11:53 AM by fiedler

    CC corrupts tables from CS5


      I have many documents created in CS5. I now use CC 9.1. (Win7)

      Several tables appear to be corrupt. They mostly look OK, but a random cell may be blank.

      In CC any attempt to change anything in the table results in most of the table disappearing and the overset text indicator appearing.

      of course Ctrl Z brings it back

      Ctrl-Alt-C does nothing.

      Copying the table to a new document does not help.

      Doing a "save-as" changes nothing.

      Opening an old version in CS5 and exporting as idml and imprting into CC doesn't help.

      Copying directly from a document open in CS5 to another document in CC gets you an uneditable jpg image of the table.


      Any ideas?

        • 1. Re: CC corrupts tables from CS5
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          Text engines change from version to version, and as soon as you touch a text frame it is going to recompose the entire story. You should, as a matter of course, expect text reflow and other similar changes (like problems in tables) whenever you update a document to a new version.


          I prefer to export legacy files to .inx or .idml from the original versions and convert that. This is anecdotally less likely to have problems down the road, and it will force a complete document recompose, getting the surprises out of the way early.

          • 2. Re: CC corrupts tables from CS5
            fiedler Level 1

            export legacy files to .inx or .idml from the original versions and convert that

            I tried that and was able to import a copy with the same corruption problem.


            Just found a fix (Yay!)

            1. Do not change anything in the bad table. This way it will still be visible. You can move it though.

            2. Note how many rows and columns in the bad table (Shift F9 to see the table window)

            3. Create a new text box of the same size and assign the content as text.

            4. Select the Type tool and from the menu select Table>Insert Table

            5. Create the same number of rows and columns as the bad table. I found I had to do this step

            6. Select the content of the bad table from the upper left corner (angled arrow)

            7. Highlight the entire new table and paste your content into the new table.

            8. The new table should be back to normal.