A small update: I moved all the objects to a newly-created layer, hid/unhid it, and all the text objects appeared normally, but the images are still hidden.
OK, found a fix:
- Add a new spread
- Select all the objects on the broken spread (the "dot").
- Paste all the objects on the newly-created spread.
*phew*.. these kinds of bugs are the cause of heart attacks and stokes
I won't have the time to submit a bug report; but I'm using Indesign CS5.5 on Vista, with all updates applied.
Yours is the second report this week, and it has been discussed here earlier, I'm pretty sure.
My recollection is that it's a bug, perhaps having to do with span/split columns or hyphenation across columns. I also think that selecting the blank frame and resizing, then resizing back to the proper size was found to be a workaround.
You don't mention the version of ID you are using, and I don't know if this was fixed in a patch or not, but be sure you have the latest patch for your version.