0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2015 11:04 PM by Laubender

    [CC-2015 v11.0.0.72] Duplicating text with table containing graphic in graphicCell will crash InDesign

    Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

      Hello all,

      I want to share a bug with you, that is not only present in the GUI*, but also with scripting.

       

      Some text in a text frame containg a table.

      The table consists at least of one cell with cellType CellTypeEnum.GRAPHIC_TYPE_CELL.

      The contents of that cell is a graphic frame populated with an image.

       

      Now duplicate the text (together with the table) to a different text frame's insertion point using the method duplicate().

      InDesign CC-2015 v11.0.0.72 will crash immediately.


      InDesign will not crash, if the graphic cell will not contain any image.

       

      Link to cellType enmueration:

      InDesign ExtendScript API (11.0)

       

      *To test the bug in the GUI you have to enable "Drag 'n' drop" text editing in layout view (Preferences > Type).

      Select some text including the table, hold the ALT key and drag a duplicate of the selected text to a new insertion point.

      InDesign will crash as well.


      Workaround:
      Duplicate the text frame containing the table, use method move() to move the text with the table to the desired insertion point, remove the duplicated text frame.

       

      Uwe