I just taught a class using Alternative Layouts in InDesign CC 2014 without crashing.
Start by telling us what kind of computer and operating system you're running. Are you having any other problems in InDesign CC 2014? Have you try restoring your preferences?
Find and delete all the vector items that you dragged or copied directly from illustrator. All your graphics must be linked as files that you see in the links panel.
i had the same issue Alternative layout crashes all the time
Hm. I cannot see this. Just tried with an easy example from Illustrator CS5 v15.1.0.
Maybe it's the Illustrator version? Maybe complex graphics would cause this? Other conditions like anchoring the pasted graphics to text? Some special conditions with Alternate Layout (I used the scale feature)? Don't know…
Could someone post a pair of InDesign/Illustrator files where this is happening on something like Dropbox to download and test from?
I am having this problem as well... very frustrating!
I have the same issue.... I tried to create an alternate layout and it made my computer super slow then suddenly shows a crash error for indesign. Tried to do it in a blank document and worked fine. IDK what is wrong.
I removed any basic vectors copied from Illustrator and replaced it with linked files, but the problem persists. I can't create alternate layouts - Indesign crashes immediately if I try to enter the values for the new alternate layout.
My pc runs Windows 10, with the latest updated version of Indesign. Programs open are illustrator, google chrome, norton 360, skyfonts.