InDesign crashes while performing actions such as:

  • Scrolling through a document.
  • Deleting pages from the document.
  • Exporting as Adobe PDF.


The crash happens due to a corrupt text frame in your document.

Note: There may be other actions that can cause InDesign to crash when working on a document with a corrupt text frame.


Follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Open the document.

  2. Force InDesign to compose the document by using the following shortcut:

    • Windows: Ctrl-Alt-/(slash) 
    • Mac: Command-Shift-/(slash)

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