Recently I had issue with Flash CS4 crashing repeatedly. Also
the application would have trouble using the text tool to create
TextFields it would not update the properties panel (Ctrl+F3) when
switching between field types (dynamic, static and input). Also the
properties panel would not update when selecting other items in the
FLA file and just remain as the TextField details.
A co-worker found that the issue was with the fonts on our
systems. It appears some where corrupt and this was wreaking havoc
with Flash CS4. We tried turning off the preview but that did not
work. What did work was removing the corrupt fonts on our systems.
First we had to find out which fonts were corrupt which can
be done with FontAgentPro from Insider Software
(www.insidersoftware.com). (Compatible with Mac OSX, XP and Vista)
We installed the trial and tried to run an import which told
us which fonts were corrupt. Once we knew which fonts were corrupt
we just deleted/removed them from our Font folder. Note
FontAgentPro crashed when we deleted/removed the fonts with it
open; so we had to make a list of the fonts and close FontAgentPro.
Once the bad fonts were gone we were able to open and run
Flash CS4 without it crashing or the properties panel from hanging
or becoming unresponsive.
We hope this helps other who are experiencing similar issues.
On fresh Vista install Calibri, Cambria and Constantia fonts
were all seen as corrupt. Not sure if this happened due to font
installs we made, vista install bad (which runs very stable) or if
Vista fonts are a different creature than previous window OT and