Try trashing your InDesign preferences.
If the swatch is in use then you can't delete it. Select the object that was using the gradient and assign it to a another swatch. Make sure nothing is using the corrupt swatch. Then you should be able to delete it.
Hello and thank you for your answer - this does NOT WORK -
I have tried every trick I know and nothing is working -
I have NEVER seen anything like this before and I have been working on InDesign from the beginning of time -
No thanks to Adobe either … I spent over 2 hours on the phone with them, 4 people, and went through an advisor online and they would not help me - they simply passed me around and around and refused to help me because I don't have their precious gawddam "CLOUD" version …. this is FREAKING CS6 and I know that somebody at Adobe has got to know what to do …. I am so pissed off at them right now ….
I am waiting for other answers but nothing is coming through for me ….
Do you have any other ideas ???
Thnx - John
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Sometimes saving an InDesign .indd file as an .idml file will straighten out a corrupt file.
- File > Save as
- Format=InDesign CS4 or Later (IDML)
- Close it, re-open the .idml file
- Save it as a new .indd Indesign doc.
Can you share the file via Dropbox?
I assume your OS is not El Capitan.