In place upgrades are very convenient but they're a crapshoot in my
That said, telling us ID doesn't work gives us nothing to go on.
Generic advice: Trash prefs and if that doesn't work, uninstall, run cleaner
tool and then install again.
Thanks for sharing the results of your test system. I assume you kept a working live system as well as a toy...!
I updated to Yosemite on my MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011) w/ 4GB RAM and was able to open CS6 Indesign, create a doc with text, photos and a gradient overlapping photo in multiply mode and export to pdf. I also activated fonts in Font Agent Pro v6.204 after creating Indesign document and was able to select those newly activated fonts.
When doing the Yosemite upgrade, you'll be prompted for a Java for OS X update. (If you want to see it again, restart your computer.) Follow the link and do the update.
Yes I am having the same exact issue. CS6 works fine except for InDesign. I have used the Java Legacy Updater with no help to the scenario. Just bounces up/down and then gives me this nice little error message, which I get repeatedly:
Process: Adobe InDesign CS6 
Path: /Applications/Adobe InDesign CS6/Adobe InDesign CS6.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe InDesign CS6
Version: 22.214.171.1243 (8020)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: ??? 
Responsible: Adobe InDesign CS6 
User ID: 501
Date/Time: 2014-10-30 21:46:19.275 +1100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.10 (14A389)
Report Version: 11
Anonymous UUID: B71FA47B-7511-EFDE-446A-BABE89BDBEB7
Time Awake Since Boot: 420000 seconds
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000
VM Regions Near 0:
...and then goes on forever.
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s
Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B0F
SMC Version (system): 1.57f18
Sooooo frustrating. Tried re-installing too. Still not working.
Any advice greatly appreciated.
See my original reply.
Which prefs should I trash and where are they?
I'm there. Which file am I looking for? For InDesign, I found InDesign Defaults which is described as an InDesign file. Is that it? Illustrator has Adobe Illustrator Prefs - is that the right one for Illustrator? And Photoshop has "Adobe PHotoshop CS5.1 Prefs.psp - is that right?
Delete or remove this folder and restart ID
~▸ Users ▸ username ▸ Library ▸ Preferences ▸ Adobe InDesign
Also, you might look at something like Cocktail for system maintenance. I use it before and after OS upgrades for clearing caches and repairing permissions etc.
Thanks! It worked and I'm golden! Have a great day!
Thanks! Worked perfectly. Great advice for the newb.
I'm having the same issues with InDesign 6 crashing while trying to SAVE/SAVE AS and/or EXPORT TO PDF. I was using version 5.5 and upgraded to 6 as I read there was extensive testing done between Apple & Adobe for Creative Suite 6. After paying the $275 to upgrade, my InDesign 6 is acting exactly the same way as version 5.5. A tech from Adobe as since told me InDesign 6 is NOT compatible with Yosemite. If someone has a way for me to get my InDesign to work, I would be MOST appreciative. My next step is to take my computer to Apple and have Mavericks put back on. I need my program!!
In addition to trashing your preferences, have you tried disabling any 3rd party plugins like font management etc.? You could also try disabling any non required fonts. And finally, I've never had problems with in place OS upgrades, but I also always run system maintenance before and after an upgrade to clear out caches and repair permissions. Try Cocktail.
Was Yosemite an upgrade or a new computer?
It was an upgrade from 5.5
Was the OPERATION SYSTEM an upgrade?
Yes. I upgraded OS X from Mavericks to Yosemite. ID 5.5 ran fine under Mavericks but crashed every time under Yosemite. I upgraded to CS6 hoping it would work better under Yosemite, but I guess I was wrong!
I upgraded to CS6 hoping it would work better under Yosemite, but I guess I was wrong!
I have a iMac and a laptop running CS6/Yosemite with no problems. In both cases Yosemite was an in place upgrade. Did you try everything in my #15 list?
There are no 3rd party font plug-ins...
My Acrobat Pro is also crashing when trying to combine files. I really need someone to help me PLEASE!! I've tried everything suggested so far, no 3rd party FONT plug-ins... I know I'm not the only one having these problems. Is there a fix coming?
My advice: You need to blow that harddrive out and do a clean install of the operating system followed by proper installations of your software. It sounds like you hosed something pretty bad with that upgrade.
I've tried everything suggested so far, no 3rd party FONT plug-ins...
I meant any third party plugins. Did you try Cocktail—repair permissions, clear caches and logs, run daily, weekly, monthly system scripts? Have you removed all but the required system fonts and run some tests? Are you having problems with new files as well as old?
Is there a fix coming?
I wouldn't expect any further upgrades to CS6
You are probably right. Wasted so many hours on this thing. I love my computer! I love my computer! I love my computer. Let you know how it goes. Won't be tonight though... I think I need a cocktail.
I'm a bit hesitant on Cocktail... not an Apple program? I don't have any plug-ins on my computer ZERO. We just took out all of the fonts except for the ones we need to run and I couldn't even get FINDER to open. So... I do believe something is up with upgrade so going to scrub and clean, reinstall. Wish me luck!
Thank you for the link. This should help ease hubby's nerves... I'll give it a shot. THANK YOU again. Will update you.
Rob, worked for me too!!!! Thank you so very much!!!
I have had the exact same problem on two different computers. Same error message. I've trashed prefs and everything, but that doesn't fix it. I have found that I can open files that were made before I updated (say, a .indd file from September) delete the content and use it as a template and the program will work fine. But if I open a file that was originally created AFTER the update, ID crashes and I get that error message. I've trashed prefs and even did a complete uninstall/reinstall of ID. The problem persists. I'm still looking for a real solution.
The real solution is a clean install. It will take you a lot less time than trying workarounds.
Forgive me as I'm a bit of a noob. But I assume you mean a clean install of Yosemite?
Yes, I do.
Just an FYI for everyone,
I clean install won't fix the problem listed by NurseRatchet. I believe the problem lies within certain .indd files being corrupted. when I open some files, it works fine. when i open others, it doesn't and ends up crashing. what exactly makes the difference and how they got corrupted? I have no idea. But I did a completely clean wipe and install. Tried to open my master template for a publication, and it still crashed. I'm chalking it up to "something is wrong with that specific file."