Help! InDesign won't force quit! I installed the latest version of InDesign 2015 earlier this week. I've been having issues all day with bulleted paragraph styles—system gets hung up every time I try to edit the style. I tried to force quit so I could un/reinstall, but it won't force quit and my computer won't shut down until InDesign is closed. And I can't open the new document with the previous version. I'm on Mid 2009 model MacBook Pro running with OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. Any assistance appreciated.
Press the power button or pull the plug...
On a Mac, you can always open up Activity Monitor (Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor). Select InDesign in the list of processes. Click the X (Force a Process to Quit) button at the upper left.
It doesn't show up in the Activity Monitor, and I'm not seeing it Terminal either. Thanks!
If you pull the plug on the computer, it will definitely close it.
It's a MacBook (laptop--sorry I edited the post to include that info)...pulling the plug won't close it. I'd have to let the battery run down and then I won't be able to use the computer for anything.
On my MacBook Pro, if I hold down the Power key and keep it down it should force it to shut down.
And you can remove the battery...
Thanks, Peter! Didn't have to try this but will log it for the future.
I believe that MacBook Pros haven't had [easily] removable batteries for some time now.
Worked! I feel silly that I didn't know this, but I'm 100x more thrilled my document is open. Thank you!
Or, if someone might be willing and able to open the document, save as an IDML file, and send back to me, I could at least open it in InDesign CC 2014. Thanks in advance for considering this.
It worked for me! Thanks a lot, saved my day.
thank you so much for this help! you are amazing you saved my life
Tried the power, it won't shut down and says the application is open.
Hold down the power key for at least 10 seconds.
Does anyone have a REAL answer to this OP? You know, not a facetious or sarcastic one? Something to actually solve the problem without having to shut down seems like it would be possible.
The OP would need to upload the document so it could be tried on other systems. That would determine if it's a corrupt document or a problem on the computer (potentially a font).
you do know this thread is seven years old, right?
I do now...😁
It just popped into my feed because someone posted something new. Never noticed the dates!
I just ran into the same. Haven't seen a glitch like this since OS9.