Okay, I'm new. I don't think I've ever installed plug-ins but apparently I need to update them. Can anyone direct me to instructions? I'm running InDesign CS4 6.0.6
To amplify Scott's answer, a CS5 or CS5.5 file will report "missing plugins" if opened in CS4.
You'll need to ask the originator to export the file as IDML in order for you to read it, and it's possible there may be text reflow or other problems if CS5 or CS5.5 features are used.
This is a very bad error message -- it doesn't say what it means. Known problem.
App version: CS4 6.0.6
OS X: 10.6.8
I have encountered the same error message just today and 19 Plug-ins were listed in the "Cannot Open" dialogue box when attempting to open a File.
While awaiting response from File originator on the InDesign version used, my question is whether a Plug-in in question, for example:
does not really exist in CS4, but "Assignment UI.InDesignPlugin" does, under
(USER) > Applications > Adobe InDesign CS4 > Plug-Ins > InCopyWorkFlow > Assignment UI.InDesignPlugin
Just for the record, the following Plug-Ins were asked for, arr. alphabetically:
Generic Page Item.IndesignPlugIn
Message was edited by: krvilla
Thank you. Small but informative, helpful info (emphasis mine):
MW Design wrote:
Yes, they need to export the file as Idml for you to open it. Adding the plugins from a later version will not work.
I just got a reply and the FIle indeed was created on InDesign CS5 and I've requested for an updated one saved as IDML.
Much appreciated. Cheers ~