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crash on create merged document

Indesign 2018 cc on mac os 10.12.6, crash on "create merged document" in data merge menu if more than approx 100 records in data file . "export to pdf" works. We have some files that need editing after merge so need this to work. Worked before 2018 update on same files that are causing crashes now. Seems to crash at point its going from a temp file to creating the finished file after the merge has happened. Tries unsucessfully to "recover" a temp file on startup after crash. Is entirely repeatable. System and user usage together never goes above 60% in activity monitor. 2012 Imac with maxed ram and lots of empty hd space.

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We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains some stability fixes. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

If you still face this issue even after updating, please submit the crash report to us.
(Guidelines to submit crash are available at helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-re..)

Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

• Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
• Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
• Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us?
• Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

Adobe InDesign team

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  • Sanyam Talwar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.2) which contains some stability fixes. If you are not already on 14.0.2 (build 324), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please submit the crash report to us.
    (Guidelines to submit crash are available at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us?
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

    Adobe InDesign team

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same thing happened to me, when I tried to select CSV file. I cleared preferences & cache and still not working. Very frustrating. Am on the latest version. What to do? I sent error report.

  • Kevin Lowry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Indesign 2019 v14.0.1 still crashes when trying to data merge with more than 100 records. I'm using a 2017 iMac 8gb memory 3.4Ghz running Mojave 10.14.3. To be able to complete this job I have used the same file in indesign 2018 v13.1 on older iMac running 10.13.6 High Sierra and it worked perfectly.

    Please let me know how I can fix this issue!!

  • Sanyam Talwar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi,
    Myself Sanyam Talwar from InDesign Engineering team, I am currently investigating the current issue.

    During our analysis of issue mentioned in the thread, we found that you had reported a crash with an older release of InDesign.

    We have released InDesign CC2019.0.1 with lot of stability fixes. If you are not on 14.0.1.209 then I would recommend you to upgrade to latest version as it is more robust.

    If you still face an issue with the latest release, please submit the crash report. Guidelines to submit crash are available at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html

    Also, Please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com.
    • OS
    • System configuration
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If Yes, Can you please provide the document(s)/asset(s)?
    • Does Trashing preference and cache, please create a backup of Preference and cache before trashing them, help to resolve the issue?

    Regards
    Sanyam Talwar

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