We ran into a problem today with packaging files using InDesign CS5. So far the workarounds appear to include the following:
- Save down and package in CS4.
- Let CS5 crash at the end - it will hang at about 95% of the time. Force quit InDesign CS5, and then go into the package folder (it is created with all links and fonts successfully), take the fonts out of the "Documents Fonts" folder, and put them in a newly named folder ("fonts"). NOTE: If you attempt to open the packaged InDesign file without doing this, InDesign will hang on launch, and proceed to consume 100% of your CPU, bringing your entire Mac to a crawl.
There is talk about this on the Adobe Forums and one moderator mentioned that Adobe is aware of the problem. However, this problem is not currently listed in the "Known Issues" for CS5, and we could find no Adobe KB article.
If anyone knows of a better solution, please share!