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I am trying to ungroup a rectangle with some text in it and for some reason, EVERY TIME I try to ungroup them using the shortcut keys or from the drop-down menu, InDesign shuts down....happened three times in a row now. Currently using InDesign CC 2021 16.0.2 on iMac running macOS Catalina 10.15.7. - Quad core i7 at 4.2 GHz - 64GB ram - Radeon Pro 575 with 4GB dedicated
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Have you first tried resetting preferences?
Also, you could export your file to IDML and reopen that IDML file to re-build a clean INDD document.
will it help, as a workaround of course, if you do not ungroup the items, but instead select all items of that group, copy them to the clipboard and paste them to the page?
You would select all items of the group in two steps:
Select one item inside the group and then do the keyboard shortcut for Select All.
If you are successful with that, copy the selected items to the clipboard, delete the group and as final step paste the items from the clipboard to the page. Do that with command Paste In Place.
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