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Trouble opening an InDesign CS5.5 file

Trouble opening an InDesign CS5.5 file

Trouble opening an InDesign CS5.5 file

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Hello. I'm trying to open a file that I worked on yesterday and am getting the following dialogue box...
"Cannot open the file "Name of file.indd" Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application"

Well I know it's not open elseware, but as for the other stuff, I'm lost. As I said, I just worked on this yesterday. Does anyone know of a way around this? I'd hate to start over. Thanks for your time!

Ken

RE: Trouble opening an InDesign CS5.5 file

You worked on this on the same computer and version of InDesign? I believe InDesign is not backwards compatible like the rest of the Adobe suite. So if you worked on it on InDesign 5 for example, it won't open on 5.5.

RE: Trouble opening an InDesign CS5.5 file

Nope. InDesign 5.5 will open version 5 documents just fine, no problem there.
Have you restarted your computer since you last worked on that file? There might be another ID process in the background that may be locking the file.
Check with Taskmanager for any lingering processes.
Another possibility is your Anti Virus; it can also occasionally lock files.

Cheers,
MakeItSo

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” (Kofi Annan)
Oppose SOPA, PIPA, ACTA; measures to curb freedom of information under whatever name whatsoever.

RE: Trouble opening an InDesign CS5.5 file

In addition to MakeItso's comments, you might also have a corrupt file due to disk error or a general failed write.

RE: Trouble opening an InDesign CS5.5 file

Ah, good point, spamjim!

Ken: are you working on Windows 7? If so, you can revert to an earlier version: right click the folder containing the file, switch to "previous versions" and just restore the file from a date you know it was fine.

Cheers,
MakeItSo

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” (Kofi Annan)
Oppose SOPA, PIPA, ACTA; measures to curb freedom of information under whatever name whatsoever.

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