OS and version? Any error messages?
Can you post a screen shot of what you see? Use the camera icon on the web page, like this:
Have you tried replacing the preferences (see Replace Your Preferences)?
I don't get an error message. It runs through the initializing stage then all I get is a small oblong box top left with essentials or start up etc. then nothing beyond that. I love InDesign and even though I am retired (forensic artist) I still use or used it quite a bit. Not sure what "preferences" but I will certainly look it up off your email. Thank you sooo much for taking the time to answer Sue
Sorry just read what OS meant. . . Windows 7 pro
For some reason what I was seeing top left is usually top right. I feel rather stupid, all I needed to do was Maximize screen. Sue