10 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2015 10:49 AM by shawninvancouver

    Why can't I preview indd files within InDesign's open file dialog box?

    shawninvancouver Level 2

      Hello all,

       

      It is bad enough that Adobe doesn't add a plugin to preview any Adobe source file within Windows Explorer (well, except for PDF but I think Microsoft did that).

       

      But I find it ridiculous that I cannot preview .indd source files inside InDesign's Open File dialog box. It just states, "No preview available". I am sure this failure is tied into what Windows can preview... still, not a good excuse!

       

      This is also the same problem in both Illustrator and Photoshop.... neither Adobe program can preview their own file format!

       

      WHY?  OR How can I correct this?

       

      [UPDATE: SageThumbs | SourceForge.net seems to partially work on many Photoshop files (works reasonably well as long as I limit the file size to 70mb), it doesn't seem to work on Illustrator files (despite the claim), and it doesn't work on InDesign.]

       

      Still, the question remains, why isn't Adobe taking responsibility for this?