I've been getting an "out of memory" error coming up on several projects I work on in InDesign. Most recently was a 189 page document, mostly text, some imported photos and PDFs. Usually I'd hit okay on the dialog box, but it pops up several times to the point where I can't do anything but quit and restart the program.
I've been looking around and read that it's InDesign's own memory and has nothing to do with the computer that I'm using. If that's true, is this just what sometimes happens with larger files? It really messes with my work flow, so if there's anything I can do other than just sit back and let it tweak out, I'd prefer it.
InDesign is CS5, computer is Windows 7.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Try doing a save as to reduce the file size by getting rid of old change data that is no longer usable after the file is closed.
Maybe I'm reading your response wrong, but you're saying a simple save as might alleviate this whole thing?
Unfortunately I'm not getting the error right this very second, so I can't replicate it, but it's happened very recently and likely to happen again, so I'd like to know how to deal with it in the future.
It's important to regularly do a Save As to get rid of crud in the file. Whether that will solve the problem is impossible to say, but ti's the first thing to try.