Indesign crashes frequently for over a year, even though I've un-installed and re-installed, and upgrade to the most current version. I have a hunch there may be an issue with the LINKS and/or BACKGROUND TASKS tool windows, because it's during an export-to-PDF and/or an edit-original-link that the crashes occur. Further, whenever I return from editing an original link without ID crashing, the LINK and BACKGROUND TASK windows have self-closed and I have to reopen them from the Windows menu. The crashes seem to occur after I've done a lot of back-and-forth with editing linked-docs, as if the crashes result from some cumulative issue.
P.S. is there any way to contact Adobe by phone, or at least directly by chat? Forum replies are hit-and-miss and often take a long time to pan out.
What OS and version are you running?
Are you operating the files on the local hard disk or across a network connection?
If Windows, have you done system goodnesses like empty the Temp folder?
If Mac, have you done Disk Utility Repair Permissions?
How much RAM are you operating with?