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Jacqui Spragg
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Can't open file in CS4 due to plugins?

Jul 29, 2010 5:31 PM

Hi, hoping someone can help.

 

I am trying to open an Indesign file (I think it's a CS3 file) with CS4 but get this message:

 

Cannot Open File

Please upgrade your plug-ins to their latest versions, or upgrade to the latest version of Adobe InDesign.

 

It lists about 15 plugins that are 'missing';

 

eg:

 

PDF.InDesignPlugin

FontManager

Group

Generic

Table Model

etc etc

 

Any ideas how I get around this so I can work on the doc?

Cheers

Jac

 
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    Jul 29, 2010 5:42 PM   in reply to Jacqui Spragg

    That error message means that you're trying to open a file that is newer than your copy of InDesign. So, the file pretty much has to be a CS5 file. You can't open a CS5 file in CS4; you'd need to open it up in CS5 and export an IDML file, which you can then open in CS4.

     

    There's an additional confusing element here:

     

    InDesign CS4 is actually InDesign 6 when you click Help -> About

    InDesign CS2 is actually InDesign 4 when you click Help -> About

    and so on

     

    However, it's not possible to see that error message when you're opening an older InDesign file in a newer program.

     
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    Jul 29, 2010 5:42 PM   in reply to Jacqui Spragg

    It'll be a CS5 doc, yo'll have to get someone with CS5 to open it and export it to idml for you, be aware that CS5 features won't work and text may reflow.

     
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    Jul 29, 2010 5:43 PM   in reply to Jacqui Spragg

    It is probably an InDesign CS5 file. Here’s my error message:

    Screen shot 2010-07-29 at 5.42.41 PM.png

     
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