I think there may be some here who, like me, have submitted (and have
had accepted) products to the new Adobe Exchange.
Also, if you are a regular user who has tried to install products from
the Exchange, you should be aware of this bizarre hurdle:
If, as a producer, you created your Adobe Exchange product by using the
Adobe Exchange Packager, and your product targets InDesign, you will
have selected InDesign from the dropdown of targeted products in
What you may not realize, is that this only targets the 32-bit version
What that means is that anyone who tries to download your product from
the Adobe Exchange Panel within InDesign 64-bit, will encounter the
following situation: He or she will be told that the product has
installed "successfully". Yet it will not appear anywhere within
Instead, it will appear in InDesign 32-bit, which is also installed.
I spoke to Adobe about this, and there is a workaround for producers
involving editing the .mxi file. However, I doubt that many producers
are aware of this at all, as no warning is given, and, on the contrary,
the impression is clearly given that by targetting InDesign you are
targetting all versions.
In short, InDesign users will find that many products on the new Adobe
Exchange cannot be installed in the new, "convenient" way into InDesign
CC 64-bit at all. They will always land up in InDesign 32-bit only.
This is certainly true for Windows. It may be different for Macs -- I
Well, that's good to know.
So half the problem is solved. (Is it an even split between Mac and Win
But anyone running InDesign CC 64-bit is going to find that they are
unable to install many/most products on the much touted new Adobe Exchange.