Although it may not help you solve your problem, a good place to start is checking if it’s one of the installed addons.
If you hold down the Option key when starting up RapidWeaver it will show a window that allows you to (just for this launch) disable your themes and plugins.
If the file opens up fine with all of those removed – then the problem is at least related to one of those things. If that does not fix the problem – then you should probably continue on the path of RapidWeaver support.
If that does solve your problem, read on!
You can do a bit of detective work to find out which add-on and then send your support message direct to that developer (there’s a fair chance that will be me!).
Start by re-enabling your themes. They’re far less likely to be the problem, so we might as well get them turned back on. Just Quit and Re-Launch RapidWeaver – again with the Option Key held down. Leave themes enabled, but disable the Plugins this time.
If that worked (and the file still refuses to open with them enabled) then the problem is on one of the plugin pages.
Open up your addons folder: Cmd-Opt-7
- Remove ALL your plugins. (You can just drag them to the desktop for now).
- Add one plugin back to the addons folder. Choose one that you’re actually using in this file.
- Quit and Re-Launch RapidWeaver and try to open your file. If the file opens then you know that plugins is OK.
Repeat the process until all the plugins are added back. Don’t bother with plugins that aren’t being used in this file. Eventually you’ll bump into one that brings the failure back. You can’t know for certain that plugin is the real culprit – but you at least know it’s involved.
With this info – you could potentially continue work on other pages in your site that don’t involve that plugin (by uninstalling it again). Or even deleting that page from the file (not usually an option – but maybe worth mentioning).
And, of course, you can report the problem to the right developer (in case that’s me, YourHead/Stacks send to http://yourhead.com/support ).
Make sure to include the file, any add-ons they’ll need to open it. And any crash-reports or error messages you have. Plus as much info about your working enviornment as you can find: macOS version, RapidWeaver version, plugin versions, and anything else you think might make your system interesting.
Good luck with the triage,