Indesign cannot handle the request because a modal dialog or alert is active

Community Beginner ,
Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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I know there are already a few threads in regards to this, however most of them are asking how can they shut Indesign when they get this message.

My problem is that I'm not able to use Indesign BECAUSE of this message and have no idea how to resolve this.

If anybody had my same problem and know how to fix it please help!

Thank you

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Valorous Hero , Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021
Have you checked that there isn't any modal dialog open that could be either on a secondary screen or behind the app ?  Try hiding/closing other apps, reducing indesign main app size and move around. Sometimes, those little dialogs are just a bit sneaky 

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Valorous Hero ,
Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021

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Have you checked that there isn't any modal dialog open that could be either on a secondary screen or behind the app ? 

 

Try hiding/closing other apps, reducing indesign main app size and move around. Sometimes, those little dialogs are just a bit sneaky 😉

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Thank you! Unfortunately I think is a Adobe issue. It does the same to Photoshop too, I open the program and I have a blank screen (when usually I have all options of a new document size/ or most recent files on PS).

I wonder if it's a cache issue, although on Indesign it does say 'because a modal dialog or alert is active'. I even tried uninstall and reinstall the apps....

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New Here ,
Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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Any update on this? I am having the same issue.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Me too! Every cloud software has the same message. Can't use any of them. Screen shot attached. Get the same thing with any Adobe 2022 program.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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I can literally see the dialog you have to dismiss (or fill in) there in the background!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Thanks for response. This is the message in the background (attached). I either quit, or buy (which I have done) or start a free trial. When I close it InDesign quits. I can't open a any file.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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That's right. I've your free trial is over after 7 days you will have to buy, or InDesign will quit. If you have already bought InDesign, then sign in first in the Creative Cloud App (Mac: menu, Windows: tray) then start InDesign 😉

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Thanks for the follow-up. I am with a nonprofit and actually have a one-year subscription that started in November. See attached. Going to wait til Monday when I can talk to a real person. Very sweet of you to follow up. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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@Kathy Crowe wrote:

I ... have a one-year subscription that started in November. 


 

The first thing to try is to sign out, then sign back in to Creative Cloud with the same Adobe ID and PW you purchased with. There are other steps to try in this help page.

https://helpx.adobe.com/manage-account/kb/stop-creative-cloud-trial-mode-after-purchase.html

 

Jane

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Thanks. I followed the instructions and it signed me up for a trial membership, which at least will get me through the weekend. Thanks so much!

Kathy

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Thanks so much. I followed the instructions and it signed me up for a free trial. Will get me through the weekend til I can talk to an actual person. Really appreciate it.'

 

Kathy

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Jun 20, 2022 Jun 20, 2022

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Adobe Help just fixed it for me and I have the whole suite back. Great support. Very easy, helpful, patient, and knowledgeable!

 

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