Thanks for that, but it didn't make a lick of difference. The current problem:
I have a single text box with a couple of paragraphs that span columns. When I go to change it from 1 column to two columns, immediate freeze and I have to force close the program.
This also happens any time I touch a table now. Even selecting a table causes the damn thing to crash.
I concur. I'm pretty sure looking at the screen will make it crash. But it only happens when I actually open InDesign and try to use a command or click anywhere. Other than that, InDesign 2017 is perfect. Oh, wait . . .
I am having the same issues. When working in a table and I try to highlight a line to copy and paste again it freezes up.
I have tried replacing the preferences to default, I have uninstalled program and reinstalled ... nothing seems to work.
Here's what I did, and it seemed to work. Besides turning off the contextual controls in Preferences, I turned off contextual alternates and similar glyph-type selections in paragraph styles. I also saved my file as an IDML file, then reopened it in ID, then saved it with a new file name.
I haven't had many crashes/hangs since then, but I couldn't tell you which of the two additional steps made it stop, or if it was merely elves who moved on to haze someone else's computer.
Thank you ... I ended up reverting back to 2015's version. I couldn't
afford to waste any more time on it.
Thanks again for taking the time to respond. I do appreciate it!
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On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 6:28 AM, stealthmouse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
After working for only 20 minutes in the new version of ID 2017 and it constantly hanging, I decided to bin the whole thing and revert to ID2015. I can't take the risk of losing important work, especially when I'm laying out tables, and using tabs all day long for multiple magazine clients. Any ideas when ID 2017 will be stable?
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Really sorry seeing you face issues with InDesign.
Can you please send across the files so that we can have a look at them and try to resolve these issues asap.
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Once again really sorry to see you face problems with such basic functions.
Work around from CS6 days... When working with long docs using text frame object styles, vertical justification set at 'justify'. Before making any edits or changes to the file, change the vertical justification to 'top', make your edits, save file & then change that setting back to justify & cross your fingers. It's as if the composer gets overloaded. Crash would always occur if any paragraph styles had the 'span columns' in use.
Consider reinstalling CC 2015 if these issues are impeding your workflow. Once it is resolved, you can return to CC 2017. The steps to reinstall 2015 are in the 2nd half of this post: