5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2013 11:04 PM by krvilla

    Error message: Please upgrade your plug-ins to their latest version...

    JustinofSLC2

      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

       

      Much Thanks

        • 1. Re: Error message: Please upgrade your plug-ins to their latest version...
          Scott Falkner Level 5

          What plug-ins? Show a screen shot of the error message? Are you, perhaps, trying to open an InDesign file created by a later version of InDesign?

          • 2. Re: Error message: Please upgrade your plug-ins to their latest version...
            John Hawkinson Level 5

            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.

            • 3. Re: Error message: Please upgrade your plug-ins to their latest version...
              krvilla

              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:

              "Assignments.IndesignPlugIn"

               

              does not really exist in CS4, but "Assignment UI.InDesignPlugin" does, under

              (USER) > Applications > Adobe InDesign CS4 > Plug-Ins > InCopyWorkFlow > Assignment UI.InDesignPlugin

              Or,

              • is there a place to download such (and other 18 Plug-Ins asked for in Error Dialogue Box) separate from CS4 6.0.6 upgrade patch to fix error?

               

              • does it, on the other hand, confirm that the File in question asking for those Plug-ins was created on a higher InDesign version and that I should ask for an .inx / IDML file instead?

               

              Thank you.


              Just for the record, the following Plug-Ins were asked for, arr. alphabetically:

              Assignments.IndesignPlugIn

              CJKGrid.IndesignPlugIn

              Document Framework.IndesignPlugIn

              Dynamic Documenst.IndesignPlugIn

              FormField.IndesignPlugIn

              FontManager.IndesignPlugIn

              Generic Page Item.IndesignPlugIn

              Graphics.IndesignPlugIn

              Group.IndesignPlugIn

              InCopy Shared.IndesignPlugIn

              Master Page.IndesignPlugIn

              Path Type.IndesignPlugIn

              Scripting.IndesignPlugIn

              Spread.IndesignPlugIn

              Spline.IndesignPlugIn

              Table Model.IndesignPlugIn

              Text Attributes.IndesignPlugIn

              Text.IndesignPlugIn

               

              Message was edited by: krvilla

              • 4. Re: Error message: Please upgrade your plug-ins to their latest version...
                MW Design Level 4

                Yes, they need to export the file as Idml for you to open it. Adding the plugins from a later version will not work.

                • 5. Re: Error message: Please upgrade your plug-ins to their latest version...
                  krvilla Level 1

                  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 ~