Smart designers will from time to time save their work with a slightly different file name (e.g.by adding a revision number such as _1, _2, _3 at the end).
Separate paragraphs on this page deal with file and application related issues. This topic deals with troubleshooting one particular file When a document gets corrupted, there are a few things you can do to clean it up: As a general rule, the first thing to try is use ‘Save as’ to save that document.This forces In Design to clean up its file structure.When Adobe In Design starts to behave in a weird way, it can be very time consuming to figure out how to solve the issue.I have once spent half a day trying to get my set-up working again. If In Design is acting up, the first thing to determine is whether that only happens with one particular file or if In Design acts up with any file.To reset all In Design preferences, start the application while holding down the SHIFT, CTRL, OPTION & COMMAND keys (Mac) or SHIFT, CTRL & ALT keys (PC).
This will reset all the application preferences and you’ll lose any custom document presets, print presets, transparency flattener presets and custom stroke styles.When In Design crashes each time it is started, this is most likely caused by a recovery file that gets loaded automatically and that causes the application to crash.Locate the folder named ‘In Design Recovery’ where such files are kept and delete all the files in it.If you don’t have back-ups up any of these, this is a good time to first make sure that In Design’s prefs and presets are reconfigured and then to make a back-up of them.I ran into some weird behavior with CS3 and couldn’t get it fixed by reinstalling the application (something which you should only ever do after having tried everything else from this page).Given its complexity, In Design is a remarkably solid application.