CS3 is unsupported under Mavericks and if you did an in place upgrade of the operating system all bets are completely off.
Bob, Please explain "in place upgrade".
An in place upgrade is where you go to the app store and just click install. A clean install of the upgrade is where you wipe out the harddrive (after deactivating your apps and backing up your data) and then install the O/S.
To explain further, the reason that an in-place upgrade can be significant is because there may be corrupted system files in your user area. These are not removed when an in-place upgrade takes place, and can cause various crashes, printing problems, etc.
They can be solved when you wipe the hard drive and do a new install of the new OS.
One way to tell if that's the problem is to run InDesign from a new user. You can set up a new user in System Preferences > Users and Groups. If the problem goes away, it gets around the corruption in the original user area.
I am now able to print documents with CS3 InDesign and Photoshop after following your advise.
1. backup my HD on a storage device.
2. wipe my hard drive
3. install OS Maverick
Thank you for you advice and explanations.
I'm glad you reported back about that. That strengthens my advice to others to do a clean install when problems occur!
All seemed to be working on Friday night. I printed the InDesign and Photoshop documents that I was unable to print before the HD wipe etc. Today printed a Photoshop document successfully but when I tried to print a InDesign file the print window did not appear before it crashed. My screen showed A Problem Report for InDesign with a Reopen option which I clicked.
This message appeared after reopening. I am not sure what to do. Please advise.
Note: I did not reinstall CS3 from the original dics as was a suggested option, if just connecting to stored backup did not make CS3 apps print.
I guess screen grabs do not attach. The message to which I need advice read:
Do you want to start automatic recovery?
Click Yes to begin recovery.
Click No to delete recovery data for all documents.
Click Cancel to postpone all documennt recovery until later.
No Cancel Yes
I recommend reinstalling CS3 as was suggested. In case you've lost your original copy, here are links to download it:
YOU MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN EXACTLY.
I have my original CS3 discs however without any written instructions. There are 3 discs Applications, Content and a workshop video. Which should I load first, there is no number indication? I assume there will be instructional prompts once the proper disc is loaded. I assume the workshop video applies to the CS3 content and capability.
Your statement YOU MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN EXACTLY. has intimidated me.
Why would following instructions intimidate you?
If you have the disks use the application disk to install the software.
Following instructions does not intimidate me, I just want to make sure I have all the correct instructions before starting to insert dics. I will insert the "Application" dics as instructed. May I ask what the "Content" dics is for and will I need to insert it also in this reinstall? I am trying to make sure I "FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN EXACTLY. ". I also like to know why I am taking certain steps so I can understand this technology better.
The following instructions for the prodesigntools link was to assure that the files would download.
The content disk contains some templates, fonts and thing such as that.
I reinstalled CS3 from my original Application disc as instructed. A window indicated the download was successful. I tried printing an InDesign document without success. Both Photoshop and Acrobat pdf documents still print perfectly. I can not understand why an ID document printed after I wiped the HD and reinstalled Maverick and 2 days later when trying to print the same document the program crashed. Please advise as to what I should do next.
Export a PDF and print that. You should really be thankful that this is the only problem you have.