I'm using InDesign CS4 in Windows XP Pro 64-bit, 6GB RAM. If I create a 1-column text box, fill it with a color, add a drop shadow, then add text, everything is fine. If I try to change it to 2-columns (or more), InDesign freezes/crashes. I thought at first it might be because the box was rotated, but it happens even if the box isn't rotated. If I take the drop shadow off and try to change it, it works.
Does anyone know why this is happening or if there is a known bug or fix?
XP 64 is totally unsupported. Any troubleshooting needs to start there.