InDesign file corruption--could it be font-related?

geraintf's picture

An Indesign file I've been working on has suddenly decided not to open (Error code 4) and I'm wondering what the problem might be.

I wonder if it's to do with the fonts in the doc. I'm using Gill Sans MT Light for the body text but there are frequent 'bolds' in Gill Sans MT [ie. the medium weight]. They are not style linked, so that's rather a lot of font switching in the document.

Might this sort of thing create an unstable document?

thanks in advance,


blank's picture

Switching fonts instead of style-linking should not corrupt a document. Many publication designers do not use style-linking at all; they create styles for all instances of bolds and italics to avoid any linking or naming problems across different typefaces.

Thomas Phinney's picture

There's no such thing as style-linking of fonts in an InDesign *file* anyway; InDesign only uses the style links as part of a shortcut way of switching fonts, but the net effect in terms of what is stored in the document file is no different than picking the other style off the menu.



geraintf's picture

Presume it's something else then. Thanks both.

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