What version of Windows?
Windows error messages are generally non-helpful, but check the event viewer logs to see what they have to say. Are you able to open any other files? If so, this one probably is now damaged, but a trip through IDML might fix it (see Remove minor corruption by exporting for a general discussion of how this works), but since you can't keep ID open long enough to do the export you'll need to try the script at Adobe Community: InDesign 6 is crashing when attempting to open a particular document. All others are opening OK.
Thanks for the reply Peter.
I am using windows 7. I am able to open other indesign files so i assume my calendar file is corrupt but unfortunately i can't keep it open long enough to export as IDML.
Can you provide step by step details on how to run the script? The above link is a bit confusing to me.
Thanks for your help.
This article should help with how to install the script: How to install scripts in InDesign | InDesignSecrets
Copy the script and paste it into a plain text editor like notepad, then do a save as and five it a name like BlindExportIDML, change the Type dropdown in the save dialog from text files to all files and add the .js extension.
i was able to successfully run the script and create an IDML file of my calendar. Unfortunately when i tried to open the IDML file in indesign, i get the following message: Cannot open the file "2016 calendar.idml" Adobe indesign may not support the file format,, a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application.
Any other solutions available?
That error normally comes up when you are trying to open a file for which there is already a lock file (.idlk) in the same folder (won't happen with IDML) or when the file you are trying to open is damaged or not an InDesign format at all. In this case it sounds like the IDML may be damaged as well as the original. Try rebooting and run the script again first thing.
and wait a bit before trying to open the IDML to be sure the export is complete.
I'm experiencing the same "InDesign has stopped working" error when trying to open a particular file. I have installed the blind open and save IDML script, but when I run the script and attempt the blind open and save with the damaged file, it causes the same "InDesign has stopped working" error and causes InDesign to stop working (my only option is to close the program). I'm guessing this means my file is damaged beyond repair and I just need to recreate it?
Additionally, after the file crashes InDesign, and I reopen InDesign, a message is displayed, "'filename.indd' may be damaged. Do you want to open it anyway?"
If I click "OK", it displays a new message that says,
"Document contains an invalid frame.
Story text begins -
(The text my story begins with)
Delete frame and associated story?"
Whether I click "Yes" or "No", it causes InDesign to stop working and I must close the program.
I'm using Adobe InDesign CC 2015.2 Release (18.104.22.168 x64 Build) on Windows 7 Professional
I'd like to avoid recreating the entire program if possible. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.