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RPLN Plug In Missing - will not allow me to open files

Jan 5, 2009 9:10 AM

I have InDesign CS 3 version 5.0.4, Windows XP, on a PC. I created a book using several chapters for a 200+ manual. When I left work on Wednesday, 12/31/08, all files were fine. I did not change anything that I am aware of.

This morning I came in, opened the INDB and most chapters had the warning triangle beside them. When I clicked on it, I got the message the plug-in was missing. I chose the option to open it anyway, but it would not open. Please, please, please tell me there is a quick fix to this.

My customer is waiting as I write this for me to send her an updated PDF of the book for her to review.
 
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    Jan 5, 2009 9:26 AM   in reply to Guest
    Check the time/date stamp on the files to make sure nobody else changed
    them.

    Bob
     
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    Jan 5, 2009 12:53 PM   in reply to Guest
    That sounds like an error you'd get trying to open a CS4 file. If you'd
    like to email one of them to me, I'll take a look here.

    Click my name, go to my website and you'll find contact info there.

    Bob
     
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    Jan 5, 2009 1:08 PM   in reply to Guest
    I have just acquired InDesign CS4 and have no prior experience with it or any other layout software. I've watched the various videos that came with the package I bought, which I bought via the Academic Bookstore. I have tried to create a new document, just to see if I can follow some of the basic instructions. When I open the document, I then go to File / Place / Look In / My Documents / -- I then select, say, a text document and press "open" - Rather than seeing my document's text come up on the InDesign document, I am seeing blue lines in a rectangle, as swell as an error message. The error message tells me "Preflight ON Profile [Basic](Working) ERROR text (1)" - none of which makes any sense to me whatever. I feel as though I am doing something hopelessly wrong right from the start and, at that, it does not get me to a point where I can even learn what I've done wrong OR simply undo what I have done to try to start over. Before this experimental phase, I tried to place a grid, such as a crossword puzzle grid, by placing an EPS file into the document. No luck there either and the whole software package froze up. Can someone mentor me through this?

    Vic
     
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    Jan 5, 2009 1:35 PM   in reply to (vic_fleming)
    This has nothing to do with the subject of this thread. Please start
    your own thread and if you want full attention, give us specifics and
    paragraph breaks.

    Bob
     
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    Jan 8, 2009 11:28 AM   in reply to Guest
    I have exactly the same problem with missing plugins worldready and conditionaltext. I have updated my InDesign CS3, but still doesn't work. Did this problem ever get fixed? If the file I am trying to open was created in CS4 can it be saved for CS3 so I can read it?
     
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    Jan 8, 2009 11:38 AM   in reply to Guest
    CS4 files cannot be opened direct in CS3, and there will be no update to allow that.

    The closest you can come is to export the file from CS4 as .inx (interchange format) and open that in CS3 (which must be patched to the latest version). Any new features, like conditional text, used in CS4 will be lost, and text is likely to reflow if you edit due to changes in the text engine.

    Peter
     
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    Mar 5, 2009 8:10 AM   in reply to Guest
    One would think that InDesign would be at least as smart as FrameMaker, where you get a message "Although this appears to be a FrameMaker file, it cannot be opened with this release of the product."
     
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    Mar 12, 2009 3:26 PM   in reply to Guest
    Hi, I just downloaded the trial version of CS4 6.0, but the INDD file that I created cannot be viewed by my colleague who uses CS4 5.0. He says that the good-old RPLN plugins are needed:

    WorldReady.rpln
    conditionaltext.rpln

    I have heard of this problem between CS4 and CS3, but never between versions of CS4.

    Any advice to help us out?

    Thanks!
     
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    Mar 12, 2009 3:47 PM   in reply to (AHannagan)
    The other person is using CS3.

    Bob
     
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    Apr 9, 2009 2:04 PM   in reply to Guest
    I get this error too... on a CS4 Server Installation ("... uses one or more plug-ins which are not currently available on your system"), and the plugins are the the same: worldready.rpln and conditionaltext.rpln.

    The document has been a CS3 document, but converted and saved by CS4 to CS4 version.

    Is there any explanation to why the two plug-ins reports as missing sometimes?

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    Mar 21, 2009 4:33 AM   in reply to Guest
    Same issue. Questions going back a few months and no solution gives me the warm fuzzies.

    File was likely originally a CS3 and may go back further created on the PC side. I then had it opened in CS4 on the PC and then moved to MAC. I get same messages and can not open file from InDesign. What worked for me was to close InDesign and open from the file itself.

    This workaround seems to work but...tried Save As and that still gets me nowhere. I think this is called a bug when you have a file created by a company's product that it can not itself open. Seems like a pretty glaring problem to me. Any hope of getting it solved?
     
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    Mar 21, 2009 5:04 AM   in reply to Guest
    File a bug report here: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform and be sure to offer to send in the problem file for analysis.

    Peter
     
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    Mar 30, 2009 2:50 AM   in reply to Guest
    It's really terrible. This morning I would like to open my document of diploma work (InDesign CS3 Version 5.0.4) and I get this error, too.

    ("... uses one or more plug-ins which are not currently available on your system"), and the plugins are the the same: worldready.rpln and conditionaltext.rpln.

    What can I do? I'm desperated.

    Thank you for helping me.

    Daniela
     
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    Mar 30, 2009 3:21 AM   in reply to Guest
    Daniela,

    It sounds like your file was viewed and saved in CS4 the last time, and now you are trying to open it in CS3 again. If you email just the .indd file to me at spammercatch at comcast dot net I will take a look and export back to .inx for you, so it can be opened on CS3.

    Peter
     
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    Apr 10, 2009 7:23 PM   in reply to Guest

    I understand that there might be a conversion problem between CS3 and CS4.  But a friend who has CS4 was trying to send me something that she saved as a .pdf and it still would not open with my version of Acrobat.  I thought .pdf was universal... Will I get this everytime?  Is this Adobe's way of making sure I buy CS4?  I'm just really disappointed...

     

    -P

     
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    Apr 10, 2009 8:00 PM   in reply to phatphil1304

    What version of Acrobat? What was the error message?

     

    Ken Benson

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 7:55 AM   in reply to Kenneth Benson

    Acrobat could not open 'XXXXX.pdf' because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded).

     

    this was the error message and my version of Acrobat is the one that comes with the CS3 package, so it's not like it's old or anything.  I always thought that PDF was universal across the board, regardless of version. Tell me if that is wrong.

     

    -P

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 8:25 AM   in reply to phatphil1304

    Sounds like the file may have been damaged in transit if it was sent electronically, or during copying if on disk. Ask them to resend (and it wouldn't hurt to zip it if it's coming as an email attachment).

     

    Peter

     
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    May 12, 2009 8:03 AM   in reply to Peter Spier

    I am having the same problem as many of the others are having.  I have CS3 and work on Windows and CS3 at home on Mac.  When I try to open my the version I created in Mac, I receive the same sort of errors, Worldready.indesign.plugin; conditionaltext.indesign.plugin.  Any ideas why I can't transfer from one version to another?  Do these not work together?  I am in a crunch and worked late last night to get a project done thinking it would be able to be opened at work.

     

    Terry

     
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    May 12, 2009 8:08 AM   in reply to E_umenides

    Those are errors are you would get trying to open a CS4 file in CS3. The WorldReady plugin was introduced in CS4 so there's really no way that file could have been created in CS3.

     

    This is NOT a Windows/Mac issue.

     

    Bob

     
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    Oct 29, 2009 9:25 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    Having the same issue with worldready and conditional text missing plugins.

     

    I am running CS3 and a colleague at another company sent me a file saved in CS4.

     

    1.  Is there a way for him to save the file in a format that can be opened in CS3?

     

    2.  Does Adobe make the plug-ins available to CS3 users?

     

    3.  Is this a way to force an upgrade to CS4?

     

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    Oct 29, 2009 9:49 AM   in reply to 98ElViejo

    You didn't really read the thread, did you?

     

    0. It's not an "issue". It's a new version. Most programs cannot open data from a newer version (and, might I add, programs that claim they can -- e.g., Word -- usually make a messy job of it).

     

    1. Sure. As has been mentioned in this thread (several times, I believe), your colleague should use the approved way of down-saving to INX. Needless to say, all CS4 specific features in the file will disappear. There is no way to get CS4 features in a CS3 file.

     

    2. What Bob said -- it's not just a question of "add a few plugins, ship out as a new version, cash in". There are lots of other changes.

     

    3. Yes. To use the new features, you have to upgrade.

     
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    Sep 25, 2011 1:26 PM   in reply to Guest

    I realize this is a really old post (and problem it seems)

    I have InDesignCS Version 3, which I used extensively a couple years ago to publish 2 books.

    Now it will not load my .indd files for those books.  This is the notification that comes up when I try.

    The plugins that I have on disc are all zipped.  There were many that were already loaded when I loaded the program.

    Anyway, here's the message.

    indesign problem.png

    Are there supposed to be other files needed to access the book (not just indd's?

    Suzanne O

     
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    Sep 25, 2011 1:32 PM   in reply to iamtuareg

    Version 3 is CS1, which is more than a couple of years old. This file was created in a later version. Are you sure you don't have anewer version hanging around someplace that you've forgotten?

     
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    Sep 25, 2011 5:12 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    Hi Peter,

     

    Strange that.  No I have no other edition. Never have had. Have never been able to afford another.

     

    It seems very odd that so many others have had the exact same experience. Is it possible that Adobe put a time limitation on the version so that files done before a certain date wouldn't load. I wouldn't put it past them.

     

    I would have liked to have been able to make some changes to those book files, but guess not.

     

    S

     
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    Sep 26, 2011 4:45 AM   in reply to iamtuareg

    iamtuareg wrote:

    It seems very odd that so many others have had the exact same experience. Is it possible that Adobe put a time limitation on the version so that files done before a certain date wouldn't load. I wouldn't put it past them.

    No, there is no time limit on files created in any version (I still on occasion need to open files from 2001). Files created in Pre-release versions prior to CS5 will not open in release versions, but they usually produce a differnt error message that tells you that. Please send me one of these files and I'll take a look and see if I can determine the version it was saved from for you. I'm sending you a link to my drop box by the private message system.

     

    It's not terribly surprising that this comes up with some frequency. There's quite a bit of confusion about the version numbering system CS labeled versions all have "actual" version numbers two digits higher than the CS number and many users think they have CS3 when they have Version 3. This sort of warning virtually never turns out to be anything other than a version problem.

     
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    Sep 26, 2011 11:53 AM   in reply to Peter Spier

    Your file is from CS3, version 5.0.458. It was created on a Windows XP (I think) machine in April, 2008, and last saved in October, 2008. You definitely had CS3 at that time -- the gap between creation and last save is too long for this to have been done with a trial version.

     

    If this is a crisis I can fire up the laptop and export back two versions for you, but I can't guarantee it will look exactly the same (the text engines change from version to version, and line endings tend to drift, so there's a chance your chapters may not end on the same pages, and anything you sued that was new in CS2 or CS3 is going to disappear).

     
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