I have a book (indb) over 8 files. I recently moved some sections around in one of the books.
Now I cannot use the update cross references function from the book - it always crashes. I can provide a macOS crash report. The thread stack points pretty conclusively at the hyperlink library: com.adobe.InDesign.Hyperlinks
I am using CC on a Mac. The files are in dropbox. I share these files with a windows user.
What can I do? Is there a way I can use to find the corruption? Or a workaround?
Mac: 10.12.5 (16F73)
CC: 2017.1 release, 18.104.22.168 Build
I can't move the files off dropbox because then all the inter-file cross-references will break. Cross references use absolute file paths, not relative paths, which is very inconvenient. The files are effectively pinned in pace (I suspect it is possible to write a script to correct them, but I haven't looked deeply into that). Is there such a script?
By using the cross-reference pane I was able to find and repair some of them. Even if I can fix them all that way and that fixes the crashing problem, it is still the case that InDesign should not crash when it encounters a dangling cross-reference - it should give a good message and then stop trying to update them.