Well, the question is why InDesign is hanging.
Make it hang, run Activity Monitor, select InDesign, and choose Sample Process.
Upload the results to pastebin.com (do not upload them here! the forum becomes unnavigable) and paste a link here. We'll tell you waht it 's doing, which should help find the problem.
Are you running InDesign 7.0.4? Have you tried another user account? Have you trashed your InDesign preferences?
Many thanks for your reply. I will try your suggestions and post results here.
John, I'm using InDesign 7.0.4. Trashing the preferences did nothing.
I made it hang again and uploaded the sample from the activity monitor. I'm assuming I did it correctly. Not sure.
Anyway, this it the link...
You did it correctly, but it does look like it doesn't have quite as much information as I was hoping for; in particular,
some of the symbols, like "GetPlugin," are ambiguous between modules, and it would be really nice to know which module it means (every module has a GetPlugin).
So, back in Activity Monitor, can you please instead run View > Send Signal: Abort (SIGABRT). That will cause InDesign to actually crash, but it will produce a crash report that disambiguous the symbols. (Then upload that one as well).
Lacking full information, so speculating, I seem to recall that CTCleanup functions were indicative of font-related problems, so you might also look there. An easy test is to remove all non-system fonts, temporarily, and see if that solves the problem. If so, add them in by halves. Another is look for SING-related problems. See http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/408/kb408816.html.
I've done the code the way you prescribed (SIGABRT) and uploaded it to pastebin.com. I may try the font removal and put back in halves. I used to do that trouble shooting OS9 all the time years ago. I knew 9 like the back of my hand. I just never bothered to learn OSX.
Thanks for your help in this, John.
Michael "EarthGuest" Wheeler
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Oh, right. Of course, CT is Adobe CoolType, so CTCleanup() is the CoolType cleanup function.
Anyhow, it's definitely fonts:
Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread 0 AdobeCoolType 0x00902cdb CTCleanup + 324935 1 AdobeCoolType 0x00906115 CTCleanup + 338305 2 AdobeCoolType 0x009046d2 CTCleanup + 331582 3 AdobeCoolType 0x008ab7cd 0x855000 + 354253 4 ...adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1d9e67ea 0x1d9db000 + 47082 5 ...adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1d9e6fc0 0x1d9db000 + 49088 6 ...adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1da6e3cf GetPlugIn + 440303 7 ...adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1da203a7 GetPlugIn + 120775 8 ...adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1da29dfe GetPlugIn + 160286 9 ...adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1da0e2d8 GetPlugIn + 46840 10 ...adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1da0fe28 GetPlugIn + 53832 11 ...adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1da10249 GetPlugIn + 54889 12 ...adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1da34dc4 GetPlugIn + 205284 13 ...adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x16a923cf GetPlugIn + 54943 14 ...adobe.InDesign.AppFramework 0x16a92c59 GetPlugIn + 57129 15 ...e.InDesign.Document Actions 0x1e934d5c 0x1e933000 + 7516 16 ...e.InDesign.Document Actions 0x1e935344 0x1e933000 + 9028 17 PublicLib.dylib 0x01164422 Command::DoImmediate(short) + 34 18 com.adobe.InDesign.Utilities 0x17bdaaa3 0x17bd9000 + 6819
So yeah, "see above." Remove fonts.
Of course, an invalid font shouldn't crash InDesign. So in your free time, feel free to file a bug with Adobe. Best way is via Adobe Support at http://adobe.com/go/supportportal, though if you don't want feedback (and probably won't get anywhere), you can fill out the form at http://adobe.com/go/wish.
So there is a corrupt font? I wonder why it chose to gimp up when I transfered files? Well, I have a lot of ******* fonts from many sources over the years, so I'm not really surprised. Or maybe I could use a Font repair program. Anyway, if it's fonts I'll fix that. Then InDesign should just open fine, huh? Okay.
I sincerely appreciate your time and effort, John.
p.s. Ooops, I used the "b" word and got censored! Let's see if this spelling gets caught... "bass terd fonts".