In inDesign CS4 -
When I was searching for and re-linking missing links within my inDesign document, I would select the link in the links panel, click the relink icon in the Links panel, and go search for my link. Once I arrived at the folder where the link was housed, either indesign or my finder would highlight (with a light gray bar) the found link which had the same filename + extension. I'm not sure if it was finder or inDesign, but I immediately found my link because it was conveniently highlighted, and then inDesign would relink any other missing links within that same folder.
Since upgrading to inDesign CS5.5 -
I've noticed that when I go to relink a missing file and I've found the folder it's in, my finder no longer highlights the file which has the exact same filename and extension. Does anyone know how to enable this feature, of highlighting file names within the finder when the match the name of the link being searched for? Nothing jumped out at me in inDesign preferences, or in the drop-down menu options of the links panel.
I haven't been able to find any other forum discussions which address this.
Any help is greatly appreciated. This was a very convenient tool that helped me find files quickly and accurately in CS4.
if is moved to a folder higher up up in file hierarchy and you are searching for the link from child folder up then that happens... go up one folder then back to the folder its in and it will highlight...
then: if you option click the relink icon it will relink )or try to) all missing links
That didn't fix the issue I'm having. In CS4, I could go search in any folder for my missing link and the finder would highlight (with a gray bar) the file (with the same filename + extension) once I found it. It's like the finder/inDesign would automatically select my file in the search, I clicked ok, and the link was fixed, and then it would relink other missing files in that folder as well. At that time, I was searching way outside of the parent - child heirarchy.
Now, in CS5.5, if I get to a folder that has the missing link, it won't auto-select the file (name) for me. I have to read through all the links I have and selct the file (versus just looking for that gray-highlighted file that inDesign automatically selected).
Thank you heymp for that well written and accurately explained diagnosis. I'm having the same issue and am on Lion OS as well. Have you found any 3rd party apps or plugins that have cured the highlighting debacle?
- Restlessly Restoring Links
Same thing here, CS5 and OS X Lion, just can't believe how much money we're burning up right now because of this. Unacceptable. There are 3rd party apps like LinkFixerPlus but I don't think this problem should require that. We need a fix and maybe CS6 and Mountain Lion are part of the answer or making way for even more problems.
I had this problem crop up when I switch from CS5.5 to CS6.
I was fine switching from CS4 to CS5 and CS5 to CS5.5.
But, when I switch to the almightly CS6 - there went my highlighted links.
Any ideas why THAT would be?
Any ideas why THAT would be?
Becasue that's the way things currently work in CS6....
I made an accidental discovery a wekk or so ago. If you press the enter key when the dialog opens it should select the current filename if it is in the folder.
It is outrageous.
It seems that we haven't found the root of the problem.
I believe this SHOULD be working in CS6, but for some reason it is now being attributed to "a lost feature".
This has worked for me in CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and now not in CS6.
I BELIEVE THE ISSUE IS WITH THE OS, NOT WITH INDESIGN.
I have one machine running snow and 5.5. It automatically highlights the file name of the missing link once you navigate to the folder.
My other machine is running lion and 5.5 and 6. In neither InDesign 5.5, nor InDesign 6, does the file name automatically highlight.
If this was a feature tied to ID 5.5, then it should continue to do so in Lion, which it does not.
I believe it must have at least something to do with the Mac OS.
Two weeks ago CS5 would relink automatically once the relevant folder was clicked on.
Now, running 10.8.4 — nope.
It's not a network issue, because the functionality is also stuffed when working locally.