DDP crashes MXD if enabled with no features in the index layer and dynamic text is placed

Idea created by tim.sexton on Aug 28, 2014
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    • tim.sexton
    It would be nice if when the MXD document was closed while there are no features in the data driven pages index layer that DDP would automatically be disabled.  Currently if you have no features in the data driven pages index layer and save the map with DDP enabled while in layout view, openning that MXD or changing to layout view while the MXD is open with Dynamic text from the in the data driven pages index layer placed in layout view will cause ArcMap to CRASH AND BURN.

    Work around is to open another MXD and add at least one feature to the in the data driven pages index layer, save edits and then you can open the original MXD again.

    This is annoying and a fix would be great!