Do you have two identities?
This exact post was just added by another user name.
No - my colleague jmcarthy99 may have added the same discussion - I've asked him to delete his threadthanks PeterGardunne
That's probably it.
Now, I probably can't help you, but what's the OS? What, exactly are you doing? If you get a hang, John may be able to help you interpret what's going on in OS X.
Indeed. Assuming it is a Mac because you said "Force Quit":
To debug a hang, run Activity Monitor and select InDesign. Go to Sample Process. Save the output and upload it to pastebin.com (do not upload it here! the forum does not deal well with large files). Post a link here. We can get a pretty good idea of what InDesign is doing when it hangs.
Sometimes the call graph from sample process refers to symbols that exist in multiple InDesign modules (like "GetPlugin"). If so, and we need to distinguish them, it's necessary to force a crash and look at the crash report (again, upload to pastebin.com). Force a crash in Activity Monitor with View > Send Signal: Abort (SIGABRT). Upload to pastebin.com as above and post a link here.
I'll try to be prompt in my analysis.
It looks like it hanging...initializing the flash player?
Some parts of the InDesign UI are written in Flash....Hmm,
that's a new one for me.
Can we see the results from sending the Abort signal and its
concomitant crash report?
Do you have any 3rd party extensions or plugins installed?
Does it happen for all files? Just some? Files on a network?
Files on a local disk?
crash report (hope this is what you're looking for)
i have a quickprint plugin (5.4.1)
happening on all files from network or opened locally.
(screenshot of issue attached)
Yes, that's the report I was looking for.
Quickprint? Have you tried disabling it? Please do.
It looks like you resampled your screenshot down to 450px wide? Please don't do that, it makes it unreadable...(Yes, the forum tells you that mover than 450px will cause resampling. But when you let the forum software do it, people can click on the image and see the full-size original). Not that it really matters here, since, well, there's not much to see. But.
The crash report is perhaps interesting for what it does not say, and how it nominally differs from the call graph (it's normal for them to be upside-down from each other). Though looking more closely at the call graph, I guess it only spent 19 out of 2136 samples doing the SWFLPlayer_Initialize(), so it's not surprising that is omitted from the crash report (99.1% chance of omission!).
The crash report looks like a typical "nothing was happening, InDesign was sitting around waiting for the operating system which was waiting for the user" scenario.
I didn't ask before, but I assume in Activity Monitor, InDesign is using 0% of the CPU when this happens, rather than 100%?
Not sure what's wrong. I suspect either the InDesign installation (specifically the metadata panel, which I guess is written in flash), or your system's flash library, which is common to multiple adobe apps.
Oh, here's a thought -- unplug your machine from the network, then restart InDesign and see what happens.
Any theories, anyone else? This is kind of a stumper.