2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 31, 2012 5:34 PM by James_233

    InDesign CS5 (Mac) document is on strike (hangs for .idml, creating ToC)...

    James_233 Level 1

      1. Document A: Tried to create a Table of Contents to replace the one I already have. INDD beachball.

       

      2. Force quit INDD and restarted. On TOC re-creation with new style, same result. Force quit again.

       

      3. Restarted Mac

       

      4. Same result as 1. Set up a new style TOC, with and without PDF hyperlinks. Same result.

       

      5. Reset INDD preferences. Reopened Document A, tried to create ToC. Same result.

       

      6. Document B: Tried to create a TOC in another document. No problems, so must be document, rather than INDD as a whole.

       

      7. Document A: Reopened original buggy document, tried to create IDML, but it froze at 57%. Force quit again...

       

       

      What can I do to get a non-buggy, working document A? It has variables and cross-references but so does Document B.

        • 1. Re: InDesign CS5 (Mac) document is on strike (hangs for .idml, creating ToC)...
          [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

          Open as Copy sometimes works. If not, are you able and willing to share this document with others to take a closer look at? You can either use a public link (e.g., DropBox or yousendit), or feel free to P.M. me for contact details.

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          • 2. Re: InDesign CS5 (Mac) document is on strike (hangs for .idml, creating ToC)...
            James_233 Level 1

            Thank you Jongware for your suggestion.

             

            Open as Copy did not work so I decided to go back to the previous version (I always make a new document when the client sends the next set of changes) and re-did around 5 hours of work, but now I have an up to date version that does not keep crashing and with all the cross-references working really well. Thought this would be better than sending it over to you because I guess no one would be able to fix what was causing the document to crash at the 57% point of idml creation or when clicking on the make ToC button.

             

            I guess at the 57% point INDD is working on the table of contents or cross-references or those dratted variables which cause any document to crash if text containing them is selected. That is a bug which I wish Adobe would fix pronto. Only happens on Macs not the PC version of CS5 apparently.