15 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2008 11:41 PM by (Aandi_Inston)

    Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.

      Hi Everyone!
      I am working on a Pagemaker 7 doc, and when I try to delete a duplicate page Pagemaker shows me the following message: "Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table" then the desired page is not deleted.
      Can anybody help me?
        • 1. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
          Michael Gianino Level 4
          What is a
          i duplicate page
          ?
          • 2. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
            Level 1
            Pages 108, 109 and 110 have the same text and appearance, same Master Page applied. Are exactly the same page. For this reason I want to delete pages 109 and 110.
            If I delete the text box in page 110, for example, the text box disappear in the others two pages (108 and 109).
            The problem is: when I use "Remove Pages" the message of Internal Error appears.
            • 3. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
              Michael Gianino Level 4
              I haven't used PageMaker for new projects in several years (I just use it to touch-up reprints), so I may be a bit rusty. I can't think of how the items of the three pages became connected. How did you create those pages? Pasting from one page to the next should create independent text and graphics. Master page items shouldn't be editable on document pages.

              What is the size in MB of your PageMaker document? If it is larger than 10 or so MB, it may be corrupting. Can you delete all three of the duplicate pages and recreate the one you want to keep? That might be worth the effort.
              • 4. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                Level 4
                Copy one of the pages to a new doc (Doc A) and save.

                Do a save as to the problem doc with a new name (Doc B ).

                delete all 3 pages from Doc B.

                add new page to doc B and paste content from Doc A.
                • 5. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                  I have a similar problem. Working in PageMaker on a classic iMac. I go to open my publication and I get the message:
                  "Cannot process publication links.
                  Internal Error: Bad record Index."
                  Then it does open the document and when I go to press print, it repeats the message and I cannot print out my work!!
                  Although I have been working in Pagemaker for nearly 20 years on a Mac, I am not very technical-minded and I am flummoxed!
                  • 6. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                    Level 1
                    I have tried making a new document and pasting in each page by hand, but I get the same error message in the new document!
                    • 7. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                      Michael Gianino Level 4
                      Its been a while since I used PageMaker on a regular basis, but if I remember correctly, "Bad Record Index" was the kiss of death. If you want to keep using PageMaker, the conventional wisdom of this forum is to get an old OS9 machine for a few bucks, and don't mess with OSX's Classic mode. If you want to use OSX, you should use software that was designed to run natively in OSX. Or, just keep doing what you are doing and hope for the best.
                      • 8. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                        Olá pessoal, tive os mesmos problemas mencionados acima e meu page maker é original. Baixei todos os updates mas não resolveram, os indices continuaram corrompidos. Refix todo o trabalho, 225 páginas e ele se corrompeu de novo. Então me cansei disto, e de uma vez por todas instalei o Scribus de http://www.scribus.net/ refiz o documento nele e pronto, gerou PDF e arquivos de publicação, para gráfica , FUNCIONA muito bem excelente, não sei porque não usei antes, creio que era apenas medo de mudar ou preguiça mesmo, Mas esta preguiça me custou muito tempo. adeus pagemaker
                        • 9. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                          Level 1
                          è claro que a adobe recomenda que se migre para o indesign, mas além do custo adiciona, temos que lembrar as centenas de arquivos que temos e que provavelmente estarão perdidos depois de um erro destes do pagemaker, alguns até abriram, mas por garantia os transformei em PDF para uma posterior edição, embora saiba que o pagemaker está condenado. certamente não existirá mais um suporte adequado às nossas necessidades nem desenvolvimento, nem sequer estarão preocupados com as compatibilidades e as nossas intermináveis horas produzindo documentos
                          • 10. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                            Level 1
                            ... ainda sobre erros internos, alguém sabe como recuperar arquivos que acusam internal error index ??? quase todos os colegas editoradores que ainda usam o pagemaker depois de julho de 2007 estão encontrando este tipo de erro em suas produções, isto me cheira a bomba relogio embutida no software. É muita conincidencia tanta gente com tantas diversidades de documentos, encontrando os mesmos erros e falhas após esta data, será que todo mundo tem toda esta sorte
                            • 11. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                              Claudio González Most Valuable Participant
                              >tive os mesmos problemas mencionados acima...

                              I had the same problems mentioned above...

                              There are several different problems mentioned above. Did you have them all?

                              >instalei o Scribus de http://www.scribus.net/ refiz o documento nele e pronto, gerou PDF e arquivos de publicação, para gráfica , FUNCIONA muito bem excelente

                              I installed Scribus from ..., remade the document in it, and soon it generated PDFs and files for publication, for graphics, IT WORKS very well excellent

                              Good for you, your problem seems to be solved.

                              > è claro que a adobe recomenda que se migre para o indesign, mas além do custo adiciona, temos que lembrar as centenas de arquivos que temos e que provavelmente estarão perdidos...

                              >...certamente não existirá mais um suporte adequado às nossas necessidades nem desenvolvimento, nem sequer estarão preocupados com as compatibilidades e as nossas intermináveis horas produzindo documentos

                              it's clear that Adobe reccomends to move on to In_Design but, apart of the additional cost, we must remember the hundreds of files we have and that we will probably loose...

                              ... certainly there will no longer be adequate support for our need for development, not even a concern about compatibilities and the endless hours we have spent producing documents

                              Well, it has been commented for years now that PageMaker is an obsolete program. It's all right for you to rant, but you certainly knew what you were doing when you kept on using it despite the many warnings.

                              > ... ainda sobre erros internos, alguém sabe como recuperar arquivos que acusam internal error index ??? quase todos os colegas editoradores que ainda usam o pagemaker depois de julho de 2007 estão encontrando este tipo de erro em suas produções...

                              ... continuing with internal errors, anyone knows how to recover files showing an internal index error??? Almost every publishing colleague still using PageMaker after July 2007 have been receiving this error in their documents...

                              Please read message #7 above. And if you need further help, don't forget to give details about your setup. For example: are you using PageMaker in 9.2.2, or in OSX Classic? What OS version? What PageMaker version?
                              • 13. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                                Thanks.

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                                • 14. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                                  Claudio González Most Valuable Participant
                                  > Thanks.

                                  Five months after the last post, thanks to whom and for what?
                                  • 15. Re: Internal Error: Cannot destroy root table.
                                    (Aandi_Inston) Level 1
                                    It's stealth spam, and I expect it will be removed soon.

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