GREY BLANK FILE OPENS WHEN I OPEN AN EXISTING SAVED FILE

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InDesign CS5.  When I open a saved file CS5 also opens a greyed out file that sits behind my working document.  It has no detail on it at all.  When I close it both it and the working file close.

 

I think it started after I caught an unknown key during a command-option operation.

 

Can aynone advise what I should do pleae?

 

Stuart Bell

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021
I think you have enabled the application frame. Go to the Window menu > Application frame (the last item) and uncheck it.

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CS5? Really?

What operating system is this on? CS5 is unsupported under any modern Mac or Windows system.

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It's a Mac 27" running High Sierra.  OS 10.13.6

 

The Application frame was ON.  I've turned it off and all is back to normal.  There must be a secret Apple keystroke as I don't even know what that facitlity did or even that it was there.

 

Phew!  I'm in the middle of a job and thought CS5 was dying on me.

 

Thank you so much.

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I think you have enabled the application frame. Go to the Window menu > Application frame (the last item) and uncheck it.

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That would on be on a Mac. We haven't established that and with CS5 I'd be pretty surprised.

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The screen shot shows that the OP is on a Mac, and honestly I don't remember if application frame existed with CS5.

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Sorry...didn't see the screenshot since I'm answering by email.

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No problem…

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Definitely a Mac and the application frame is on.

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It's a 2017 iMac.  Thanks again for your help.

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