Every time I do a search to open a document in InDesign, NOTHING shows up!
I have to go back to my desktop and open the document from my finder.
How can I get InDesign to complete my search request if nothing shows up in the list when I do a search?
Operating System: OSX 10.8.4
InDesign: The most current. I've subscribed to it online.
I'm searching from the search box from the InDesign program.
Nothing shows up when I do a search. I have to search from the desktop.
I think it's something about your operating system, not InDesign. Here I'm using my copy of InDesign, using the same version of Mac OS X 10.8.4 as you, and the Search feature in the Open dialog works fine:
But, just to be sure, try restoring InDesign preferences to see if that might be interfering. Here's how:
I thought of something else. Open up another program like Microsoft Word and try a search there in the Open dialog. If it works, it could be InDesign conflicting. If it's doesn't, it's something in your system.
You probably know that, but keep an eye at the labels that determine the scope of the search. In Peter's screenshot, in the top left corner, below the "Lalita" disk, you see a line containing "Search:", "This Mac", and "Desktop". The "This Mac" label is selected, so the search is being performed in the whole system. If Peter had chosen "Desktop", only his desktop and the folders inside it would have been searched. Maybe your searches are returning nothing because you're searching only the document's current folder instead of the whole disk or your home directory.
Another possibility is that your Mac is not indexing the files. Open System Preferences -> Spotlight and take a look at the "Search Results" tab; maybe "Documents" is disabled. Also check the "Privacy" tab: if you include a disk or directory in the list, none of its contents will be indexed by the system, which prevents them to appear in search queries.
I do know all about the scope of search and made sure that I searched "This Mac". I also did all of the System Preferences suggestion that JoaoCP made.......nothing.......
I then went to the site that Steve Werner suggested...
Quit the application. Launch InDesign and IMMEDIATELY hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift (Windows) or Command + Ctrl + Option + Shift (Macintosh). You’ll receive the prompt below. Choose Yes.
I did this and it worked.
Thanks to all that took the time to help me out on this!
And thanks to Steve for leading me to this site!!
I take that back.
I just tried a search for a logo that I want to place in an InDesign document and AGAIN, nothing came up when I typed in the word "logo". And I have LOTS of "logo"s!
I just don't know what to do. My search window is blank!