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Can't close InDesign - Adobe Indesign Windows

I just made a backup of my book project to CD. Then I opened the project from the CD to make sure it was OK. I opened a chapter and it looked fine. Then I closed the chapter and tried to exit InDesign. I get a message "Fail to save a copy of the Book!" Well, I didn't ask it to save a copy of the book. Anyway, the only way to exit is to do a Ctrl-Alt-Delete. The "Fail ..." message reappears, but now I can do an "End Task" to get out of InDesign. I guess InDesign wants ...

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    I just made a backup of my book project to CD. Then I opened the project from the CD to make sure it was OK. I opened a chapter and it looked fine. Then I closed the chapter and tried to exit InDesign. I get a message "Fail to save a copy of the Book!" Well, I didn't ask it to save a copy of the book. Anyway, the only way to exit is to do a Ctrl-Alt-Delete. The "Fail ..." message reappears, but now I can do an "End Task" to get out of InDesign.

    I guess InDesign wants to write something on closing, even if one hasn't done anything that needs to be saved. And of course it can't write to the CD, hence the "Fail..." message. Is there any way to get around this glitch?
    John_Woram@adobeforums.com Guest

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    There is no glitch. And, you've already answered your question!

    You made a backup on the CD. Good. Take out the CD and store it safely somewhere. Open and work on the book project from your hard drive. And, yes, ID always wants to write upon Close of the file, even if you've "done nothing", sts. (A mere view change or different page from the opening page constitutes a change - even tho' you've "done nothing"!) ~S.
    Steve_Salamin@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Steve Salamin wrote: "Take out the CD and store it safely somewhere. Open and work on the book project from your hard drive."

    Of course. But it never hurts to verify that a backup is valid before putting it up on the shelf until it's needed--and then find out its corrupt. And I still think it's a glitch, if the only way to recover from a read attempt is to have to do a 3-finger salute to force InDesign to close. A "cannot write to read-only media" message would be a lot more elegant than a software lockup.
    John_Woram@adobeforums.com Guest

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