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#1 Aelfwine

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 08:27 PM

I just now attempted to make my first-ever use of highlighting in Accordance, and it is causing Accordance to crash every time.

I select some text, go to the Highlight palette, click on the yellow "Important" box, and it crashes instantly, with no OS X dialogue box. When Accordance crashes, the system console reports this:

11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] An unhandled exception occurred at $00354B65 :
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] EAccessViolation : Access violation
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $00354B65
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $000B9D60
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $000FD638
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $000F0179
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $000DF122
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $0029B723
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $0029B4E8
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $002D8941
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $002D5634
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $002E2902
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $002E2450
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM [0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782] $002E1F5F
11/14/09 8:20:13 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.502[88] ([0x0-0x363363].com.OakTree.Accordance[5782]) Exited with exit code: 217

I tried deleting my MyHighlights.hlt file and relaunching, but the crash still occurs without fail.

I should probably note that I keep my workspace, highlight, user tools etc. files and folders on my iDisk (so I can access them from both my laptop and my desktop Mac), not on my boot drive (which is where Accordance itself is located).

Any ideas?

Carl

P.S. Running Accordance 8.4 under OS X 10.6.2.

P.P.S. Another data point: when I attempt to add a User Tool (e.g., the free Confessions User Tool just downloaded from the shared User Tool site, and placed in Accordance Folder -> Modules -> Shared User Tools) by using Add New Module in the Library window, nothing happens. The tool isn't added, and no exception or message shows up in the console. I tried deleting my User Tools preference and restarting Accordance, but that had no (apparent) effect. And if I just double-click on the tool in the Finder, Accordance launches but doesn't display anything.

P.P.P.S. Here are some screen shots showing what I see when I 1) open the Highlighing palette and 2) Try to define a new Highlighting Style.

1. Attached File  Screen shot 2009-11-15 at 3.22.51 PM.png   10.01KB   0 downloads

2. Attached File  Screen shot 2009-11-15 at 3.23.38 PM.png   39.48KB   0 downloads

Edited by Aelfwine, 15 November 2009 - 03:26 PM.


#2 Aelfwine

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:51 PM

Well, I figured out the cause myself. Turns out Accordance REALLY doesn't like aliases. When I moved my Accordance Files folder off my iDisk and back into my Documents folder on my boot drive, everything started working again.

I read somewhere else in this forum that symbolic links (as opposed to aliases) my do what I want, so I'll give that a try. At any rate, the lesson here seems to be: avoid aliases.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:05 PM

The symbolic link seems to do the trick. So: do NOT use aliases for Accordance files; use symbolic links instead.

Carl




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