Bettter error handling. Stop resorting to hard crashes every time indesign encounters a problem.
Been using InDesign since it began. It completely/suddenly crashes/unexpectedly quits more than ANY program I have ever used. This has been well over a decade on more than a dozen totally different (mac) systems. Some versions have been more stable than others, but the program is consistently crash-happy.
I honestly don't mind that it has some issues—it does a lot and we ask a lot of it, I get it. But what I mind is how horrible it is at dealing with problems. Does it have to completely CRASH every time it gets confused? It's like it throws its hands up and rips out its own plug. How about some error handling? Error messages like—"hey, sorry I couldn't complete this request, but at least I'll stay open for ya"? Literally anything more graceful than a complete program meltdown with sudden 'unexpectedly quit' would be super nice.
This is the comment on the program's lack of error handling in general. Not trying to troubleshoot any single specific crash reason here.