Footnotes causing InDesign to crash

New Here ,
Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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I am working on a large document (80ish pages) that has over 500 footnotes. I got to styling the 50th page and my ID now just crashes when I try to do anything. There are not a large amount of large images - just 4 on chapter page openers. Just a lot of text, tables and footnotes. I am almost positive it is because of the footnotes. Is there anyway to bring in text and style and 'hide' the footnotes? And bring them back in after it is styled? I work on this every year and this particular version of ID seems to be struggling worse than ever. Help!! I need to get this report done and I can't get past page 56.

 

I have also done all the tips to speed up ID to no avail - turn off pages preview, live drawing, preflight, typical pic view, etc.

 

THANKS!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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How much RAM, btw, and tell us about your versions and OS? Big documents need more RAM and a very well-maintained OS.

Mike Witherell

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Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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Latest version of Adobe, Mojave, on a macbook pro, 16G RAM, 2.9 GHz processor. The actual file is only 11.8 MB.

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Participant ,
Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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I suggest:

Start each major section with a paragraph style that starts on a new page. Just set Keep Options > Start Paragraph > On Next Page.

Avoid "balance columns" in your text frames unless you really need it on a specific page.

Break your big document into separate InDesign "stories" (sections) using:

https://github.com/Id-Extras/Break-Text-Thread and using your major section header paragraph style as the marker for where to split the text into "stories." https://creativepro.com/how-to-install-scripts-in-indesign/ 

And if your main text frames use columns, consider having footnotes not span columns.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 03, 2021 Feb 03, 2021

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Hi there,

 

We have just released Adobe InDesign 2021 (v16.1) with multiple stability & performance fixes.

Please update your app to the latest version & see if it helps with your concern. Let us know how it goes.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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