Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video 6. Finding corrupt images, part of InDesign: 10 Tips for Troubleshooting Files.
One of the most frustrating problems I think to have going on with an InDesign…document is when you suspect that an image is corrupt or an image is at fault…for the document misbehaving. Because there's really no obvious way to tell…which image is the problem. But I'll show you what I have learned as far as…having to troubleshoot a document and get it down to the one particular image…or class of images, because this definitely has happened to me and to a lot of…my clients in the past. I think that probably you might want to start out by…assuming it's an image problem if the problem occurs when you are trying to get…some output. When you are printing or exporting to PDF, if it seems to go along…fine and then suddenly halfway through the document it will unexpectedly quit,…then probably it's that the document has gotten up to page 4 or 5, encountered…an issue with one of the original images and just can't go on. So it pays to…pay attention to the Print dialog box or the Export to PDF dialog box, because…
- Using a document's history to work through problems
- Creating a test user account to check for conflicts with other user settings
- Round-tripping a file to work out specific issues
- Locating and disabling third-party plug-ins to reset InDesign