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InDesign crashes every single time I try to delete extra spaces at the end of paragraphs

Explorer ,
Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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I use Find/Change to delete spaces at the end of paragraphs using <space>$ (a <space> by hitting the space bar on the keyboard followed by a $ for end of paragraph).

When I do this in the GREP (I haven't tried it in Text) as soon as I hit "Change All" InDesign crashes.

Deleting spaces at the beginning of paragraphs ( with ^<space> ) works perfectly.

This has worked in previous versions of InDesign and I've used this same GREP statement for years.

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Community Expert , Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

If a document is not behaving well then try 

File>Export 

Choose IDML

Open the IDML in InDesign
Save the file as a new InDesign file with a new name
See if the issue persists.

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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If a document is not behaving well then try 

File>Export 

Choose IDML

Open the IDML in InDesign
Save the file as a new InDesign file with a new name
See if the issue persists.

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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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I tried it on one and didn't crash. I will try it on others and get back to you.

Thank you.

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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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Hi @John Snape ,

what's your version of InDesign?

What's your operating system?

 

Will that happen in all of your documents or only in a particular one?

 

Try to change your GREP pattern to:

\x{0020}+$

That should do the job as well.

Remove one or more spaces before the end of paragraph.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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It still crashed. Every document I try it with crashes.

 

InDesign 18.1 x64 on Windows 10

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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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Hi @John Snape ,

please attach a sample document where you see the issue.

I'd like to do some tests on it.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender
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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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Try trashing your prefs:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/reset-indesign-preferences-and-other-troubleshoo... 

 

Can automate anything - as long as it doesn't require A.I.

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