8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2017 6:06 AM by markb5245190

    InDesign CC 2017 crashes after editing linked Illustrator file outside InDesign

    markb5245190 Level 1

      Dear Forum members,


      here is what happens:


      In InDesign CC 2017 (Build, I


      1. I select the linked Illustrator file that needs to be edited,

      2. chose "edit original" in the links window,

      3. the file opens in Illustrator,

      4. I edit the file there,

      5. save it, and

      6. upon returning to InDesign (the file in its frame still active), the application crashes (presumably upon trying to update the file).


      In all previous versions I am and have been running here ever since, be it CC or CS) InDesign could always get along with exactly that situation of having a file edited outside InDesign's environment and then bringing InDesign to front again.


      I also haven't found a checkbox to switch off the "automatic active link update"( if there is such a thing), in order to update the edited link manually from now on.


      If anyone knows a solution to this annoying behaviour, it would be most welcome.

      Cheers, and thank you in advance,


      – Mac Pro (late 2010), Mac OS 10.12.3 (16D32), 32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3, SSD –