I was working on an InDesign file and all of a sudden, my Cmd-T brought up a corrupted tab settings bar. I tried rebooting the software, rebooting the computer, starting from a fresh reboot and new document - and nothing changed.
So, I went into Adobe Extension Manager CS5.5 and uninstalled the Index and Tabs extention (puzzle piece). I reopen InDesign and the tab settings bar has disappeared. I'm assuming I deleted it. Now, I can't for the life of me figure out how to bring it back. I have found, in my Library/Application Support/Adobe/InDesign/Version 7.5/en_US/Extensions/REMOVED folder, this file: idcs5_5_Indents and Tabs.zxp - so I tried to install it using Extension Manager and I get this error:
The directory 'Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe InDesign:CS5.5:plug-ins:Text:Indents and Tabs.InDesignPlugin is busy. Please close the application which is using this directory and try again. I click Retry and the box just pops back up.
I'm lost. How do I get my tab settings bar back? I really need to get this project done, and can't work on it without being able to set tabs!
Thanks in advance.
I tried that and I got the same error. I also don't have a Library folder in my users directory, so I'm not sure where to find those files to replace my preferences.
Please let me know what you think.
On OSX 10.7 and later the HD/Users/<yourname>/Library is a hidden folder. See
for how to show it.
I did do that and I got the same error, whether I double clicked on it or tried to install it from the Extension Manager.
Thanks for that info! I'll check it out when I get home.
Try one more time, starting up with extensions disabled (hold down the shift key while it boots), then launch the Extension Manager and nothing else. If that doesn't let the extension manager install the plugin, I suspect you'll need to uninstall and reinstall ID.