3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2012 10:38 PM by John Hawkinson

    Indesign Crashes with Strange Error Code?

    writer_in_blueridge

      What does this error code mean. It seems to have been the culbrit in many of my Indesign crashes??

       

      Error Code 0x2c0a: "Object is locked."

       

      That is what the Protective Shutdown Log shows.

      The log calls it an "Unhandled error condition."

       

      Yes, I have had locked objects in many book documents. The problem has persisted after exporting all files through idml. Am removing all locked ojects, but I didn't know they could cause problems.

       

      What is this error code -- and how does one avoid it?

       

      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Indesign Crashes with Strange Error Code?
          John Hawkinson Level 5

          We're (still) not sure.

           

          How does this differ from the question you asked in Re: Why is Indesign Crashing under OSX LION?

          Did the problem come back?

          • 2. Re: Indesign Crashes with Strange Error Code?
            writer_in_blueridge Level 1

            Yes the problem came back.

            After unstalling and re-installing.

            After removing pref folders, etc.

            After exporting to INDL and bringing back to InDesign cs5.5

            After wiping hard drive and rebuilding.

            After font-checking.

             

            Again, that same locked-object error code appeared -- Error Code 0x2c0a. Object is locked.

             

            So I thought, why ignore that code. It's trying to tell me something.

             

            All I could think of was this: On the first page of each chapter, I locked the main test frame and title.

            Each chapter begins on a right-hand page.

             

            Yet when I would work on prceeding chapters, Indesign would sometimes add pages, causing following chapters to begin on a left-hand page. All main elements on my chapter opening page would shift. This caused extra work to re-align them.

             

            So I locked them down.

             

            Maybe the program doesn't like that. But I've worked with Indesign for years and this never happened.

             

            I just unlocked the elements on those opening pages, and grouped them instead.

             

            And so far, we are okay.

             

            Was just trying to make good use of the ProtectiveShutdown Log -- to insure a permanent solution.

             

            Writing itself can be stressful enough -- for anyone. Ongoing crashes just crank that stress up a much higher level.

             

            Just wondered if there was some rule of element locking I violated.

             

            Am grateful to understand all this.

            • 3. Re: Indesign Crashes with Strange Error Code?
              John Hawkinson Level 5

              Just wondered if there was some rule of element locking I violated.

               

              You're definitely seeing a bug. InDesign should never crash under

              normal operation.

               

              So it's not that you've "violated a rule."

               

              Something is wrong, and we need to figure out why and how, and what

              you can do to avoid the problem.