9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2014 2:05 AM by nilambari

    Cannot see extension installed in extension manager in Indesign CC

    nilambari Level 1

      I have created a simple extension for indesign CC.

      Extension manager shows me that extension is successfully installed.

      but i can not see this extension in windows>extensions menu

        • 1. Re: Cannot see extension installed in extension manager in Indesign CC
          Carl Sun Level 4

          Is it a CSXS extension (contains manifest.xml instead of mxi file)? Have you signed it? Normally CSXS extensions must be signed so that ID CC will load it.

          • 2. Re: Cannot see extension installed in extension manager in Indesign CC
            nilambari Level 1

            my manifest file is as follows, i have signed it.

             

            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

             

            <ExtensionManifest Version="4.0" ExtensionBundleId="com.example.CatalogGenerator2" ExtensionBundleVersion="1.0.0"

                    ExtensionBundleName="CatalogGenerator2" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

                <Author>

                    <![CDATA[Nilambari Patil]]>

                </Author>    <ExtensionList>

                    <Extension Id="com.example.CatalogGenerator2.extension1" Version="1.0" />

                </ExtensionList>

                <ExecutionEnvironment>

                    <HostList>

                        <Host Name="IDSN" Version="10.1" />

                    </HostList>

                    <LocaleList>

                        <Locale Code="All" />

                    </LocaleList>

                    <RequiredRuntimeList>

                        <RequiredRuntime Name="CSXS" Version="4.0" />

             

                    </RequiredRuntimeList>

                </ExecutionEnvironment>

                <DispatchInfoList>

                    <Extension Id="com.example.CatalogGenerator2.extension1">

                        <DispatchInfo >

                            <Resources>

                            <MainPath>./index.html</MainPath>

                            <ScriptPath>./CatalogGenerator2.jsx</ScriptPath>

                            </Resources>

                            <Lifecycle>

                                <AutoVisible>true</AutoVisible>

                            </Lifecycle>

                            <UI>

                                <Type>Panel</Type>

                                <Menu>CatalogGenerator2</Menu>

                                <Geometry>

                                    <Size>

                                        <Height>800</Height>

                                        <Width>1200</Width>

                                    </Size>

                                    <MaxSize>

                                        <Height>2000</Height>

                                        <Width>2000</Width>

                                    </MaxSize>

                                    <MinSize>

                                        <Height>800</Height>

                                        <Width>1200</Width>

                                    </MinSize>

                                </Geometry>

                            </UI>

                        </DispatchInfo>

                    </Extension>

                </DispatchInfoList>

            </ExtensionManifest>

            • 3. Re: Cannot see extension installed in extension manager in Indesign CC
              nilambari Level 1

              mxi file is:

               

              <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>

              <macromedia-extension id="CatalogGenerator2" name="CatalogGenerator2" requires-restart="false" version="1.0.0">

                <author name="Nilambari Patil"/>

                <description/>

                <license-agreement/>

                <products>

                  <product maxversion="11.1" name="InDesign" version="10.1"/>

                </products>

                <files>

                 

                  <file destination="$indesign/Plug-Ins/Panels" file-type="CSXS" platform="mac" products="InDesign" source="CatalogGenerator2.zxp"/>

                </files>

              </macromedia-extension>

              • 4. Re: Cannot see extension installed in extension manager in Indesign CC
                nilambari Level 1

                nilambari schrieb:

                 

                mxi file is:

                 

                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>

                <macromedia-extension id="CatalogGenerator2" name="CatalogGenerator2" requires-restart="false" version="1.0.0">

                  <author name="Nilambari Patil"/>

                  <description/>

                  <license-agreement/>

                  <products>

                    <product maxversion="11.1" name="InDesign" version="10.1"/>

                  </products>

                  <files>

                  

                    <file destination="$indesign/Plug-Ins/Panels" file-type="CSXS" platform="mac" products="InDesign" source="CatalogGenerator2.zxp"/>

                  </files>

                </macromedia-extension>

                this might help? i am using Os X 10.9.2

                 

                anybody has any idia? I am really tired of looking for the reasons. When I run the extension from eclipse... run as indesign extension, it works fine. Thats why i think this is something to do with the extension manager CC. I tried to set debug file while installing the extension. gives nothing out.

                • 5. Re: Cannot see extension installed in extension manager in Indesign CC
                  Carl Sun Level 4

                  For ID CC 2014, you should use <RequiredRuntime Name="CSXS" Version="5.0"/> in the manifest.xml.

                   

                  for embedded CEP extensions (file-type="CSXS"), the destination attribute will be ignored. It will always be installed to the CEP folder. You would not find it in "$indesign/Plug-Ins/Panels".

                  • 6. Re: Cannot see extension installed in extension manager in Indesign CC
                    nilambari Level 1

                    ok, when i changed version 5.0, extension got installed without errors. NOTE: I used the eclipse, project>export facility to generate zxp package. attached is the screenshot.Screen Shot 2014-10-12 at 14.46.38.png

                     

                    When i export the zxp extension and try to install it from extension manager cc, it shows installed without any errors.

                    Screen Shot 2014-10-12 at 14.49.31.png

                    After that i open indesign, Window>Extensions menu, extension is NOT listed there.

                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------

                    Second, I try to generate the zxp package with ./ZXPSignCmd command,

                     

                    Nilambaris-MacBook-Air:ccextensionsmac nilambari$ ./ZXPSignCmd -selfSignedCert DE Berlin myCompany CatalogGenerator2 mypass cert.p12

                    Self-signed certificate generated successfully

                    Nilambaris-MacBook-Air:ccextensionsmac nilambari$ ./ZXPSignCmd -sign /Users/nilambari/Projects/indesign/CatalogGenerator2/ CatalogGenerator2.zxp cert.p12 mypass

                    Signed successfully

                     

                    Now when I try to install using extension manager CC generated zxp package, i get following error:

                     

                    Screen Shot 2014-10-12 at 14.55.38.png

                     

                    Again, extension is not listed in indesign, Window>Extensions menu

                    • 8. Re: Cannot see extension installed in extension manager in Indesign CC
                      nilambari Level 1

                      I am getting frustrated. Is there no solution for this problem? should I throw away all my work along with indesign and extensionmanager cc?????

                      • 9. Re: Cannot see extension installed in extension manager in Indesign CC
                        nilambari Level 1

                        as an example you can use XmpSamplePanel which is also not working