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Cannot open InDesign layout from Folio Builder panel after mandatory update

May 3, 2012 6:53 AM

After installing the mandatory folio builder update, I am unable to open an InDesign layout by double clicking on the layout in the Folio Builder panel. I've tested this with InDesign CS5 and 5.5 with the same result. I can manually open the InDesign Layout from the Finder (I'm using Mac OSX 10.7) without a problem. I am able to update the article from the FBP but can't open the layout. I don't know if this is affecting pushing updates though.

 
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    May 3, 2012 7:01 AM   in reply to Chad Chelius

    What happens if you preview the article? You might need to relink the article to the source files. Or re-create the articles.

     
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    May 3, 2012 7:12 AM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    I have the same problem - all my source file links are broke to the articles. It will take very long to relink everything.

     
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    May 3, 2012 7:40 AM   in reply to Chad Chelius

    This would certainly appear to be a bug. At least it’s not a killer and just an annoyance…but it’s an annoyance just the same.

     

     

     

    If you have a sidecar.xml file you might want to just recreate the entire thing.

     

     

     

    Bob (the other one)

     
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    May 3, 2012 7:42 AM   in reply to Chad Chelius

    Same error here, (posted before) right now we are making another folio from scratch just to test.

     
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    May 3, 2012 7:52 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    The better option is "do it again"...

    Right now I'm making a new folio from scratch with the same files (articles) and everything is working as usual.

     

     
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    May 3, 2012 7:59 AM   in reply to carlosgarro

    Had the same problem.

     

    I reimported everything with a sidecar.xml file. It took 20 minutes but it was not me clicking hundreds time.

     
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    May 3, 2012 8:10 AM   in reply to Branislav Milic

    Thanks for letting us know about this issue. I reported the bug.

     
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    May 3, 2012 8:44 AM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    Thank, you BobB!

     

    Same here on my machine (InDesign v7.5.3 with OSX 10.6.8).

     

    Adobe DPS version:

     

    plug-in version

    7.5.5.19

     

    folio format version

    1.12.0

     

    plist version

    1.3.0

     

    ExtensionBundleVersion

    12.2.2.20120427_m_686705

     

    Uwe

     
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    May 3, 2012 8:49 AM   in reply to Laubender

    I guess the bug is due to an update of the "afc.db" file after installing the new Folio Builder panel.

     

    Uwe

     
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  • Branislav Milic
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    May 3, 2012 8:51 AM   in reply to Laubender

    I don't have this problem.

     

    I have updated three folios.

     
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    May 3, 2012 8:57 AM   in reply to Branislav Milic

    Maybe that bug didn’t make it Europe, yet.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    May 3, 2012 9:50 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    @Bob – it did.

     

    I did a little drilling to the "afc.db" file and found the culprit. Missing entries in:

     

    verticalLayoutSrcDocId

     

    horizontalLayoutSrcDocId

     

    Maybe that will help the developer team to work that out.

     

    I could recreate the connection between my InDesign files and the corresponding folio article by getting the right values inserted in the "afc.db" file.

     

    To get those, I simply made a new folio with the article, checked again the "afc.db" file and copied the entries for "verticalLayoutSrcDocId" and "horizontalLayoutSrcDocId" over to the old article represented in the db file.

    I would absolutely NOT recommend this to the "average" user. It's more on the experimental side.
    And, I guess, does only work for local folios.

     

     

    Uwe

     
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    May 3, 2012 10:17 AM   in reply to Chad Chelius

    I remake the folio from scratch and everything is working fine

     
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    May 3, 2012 10:23 AM   in reply to Branislav Milic

    @Branislav – just checked. YES. You are right.
    Updating single articles does the trick. The connections to the InDesign files are established again.
    No need to hack the "afc.db" file.

     

    Pooh…

     

    Uwe

     
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