If you do not already have the latest Extension Manager 2 installed, please download and install it from here: Extension Manager 2.
Quit any running instances of InDesign
Open Extension Manager 2 on your PC or Mac and select InDesign in the Adobe Products column:
If there is already an extension called com.integrationx.xxx installed, then select it and click Remove from the menu. You may get prompted to enter your local system password to the accept the removal.
Click Install and select the plugin file which was downloaded in point 2 above. This will install the plugin. You may get prompted to enter your local system password to the accept installation.
Quit Extension Manager 2
Note! If the plugin takes a long time to load in Windows, please check the setup. See more here.
Configuring the plugin
In ADPOINT, go to the Admin menu and select “Reset InDesign Folder“. You will be prompted to select the directory where the plugin will store its files. The path must be: [username]/adpoint If the /adpoint folder does not exist in the [username] folder please create it. Click the Select Folder button once the dialog points to the [username]/adpoint folder.
Select any print production order. Open the Actions Menu and select “Open in InDesign”
You will be prompted to let ADPOINT view files in the folder assigned above. Click the View files buttons to accept.
You will also be prompted to save changes. Also accept this by clicking the Save Changes button.
Now the connection between ADPOINT 7.11 HTML and InDesign is established
Using the InDesign plugin from ADPOINT 7.11 HTML
The InDesign plugin for ADPOINT 7.11 HTML is used to open print orders in InDesign. It works with orders that have already been opened in InDesign and where an InDesign document exists as well as orders where an InDesign file does not exist yet.
Please note that the current version of the InDesign plugin does not support InDesign templates. This feature will be added later.
Launching ADPOINT and InDesign applications
Launch ADPOINT in your Chrome browser and log in
Please note that due to security measures, ADPOINT currently cannot launch the InDesign application automatically. Both ADPOINT and InDesign must be launched manually. Please make sure InDesign is launched before logging in to ADPOINT.
Opening InDesign documents from ADPOINT
In ADPOINT, find the order that you want to open. Open the Actions Menu and select “Open in InDesign”
From time to time, you may experience the following warning is shown:
This is a warning that ADPOINT requires access to files that are stored locally on your local drive.
Please accept this by clicking “Edit files”.
The InDesign document now opens in the InDesign application where it can be edited
In the InDesign application the plugin is controlled through the plugin panel:
Features of the plugin
The buttons on the plug in panel works as follows:
Save and Export
Use this to save and export a PDF using default joboptions. A PDF is uploaded to ADPOINT where it appears as a production file.
The InDesign document is closed and uploaded to ADPOINT including linked files.
Save and export custom
Use this to save and export a PDF with custom joboptions. You can enter the custom joboptions in the Export Adobe PDF window. When clicking “Export” a PDF with the custom joboptions is uploaded to ADPOINT where it appears as a production file.
The InDesign document is closed and uploaded to ADPOINT including linked files.
Open view only
This option is invoked from the ADPOINT user interface and enables the document to be shown in InDesign in view-only mode. This means that the document cannot be saved back, nor is it locked for other users. This feature is useful for copying content from an InDesign document when changes are not needed. View only mode is indicated by a blue View only badge in the plugin panel.
The InDesign document and linked files is uploaded to ADPOINT without a PDF being generated.
Save and close
The InDesign document and linked files is uploaded to ADPOINT without a PDF being generated. The InDesign document is closed.
Saves the InDesign document as a template. A dialog is shown to enter default size, description and name. It is also possible to assign the template to one or more customers.
Save and close: Saves the InDesign document and closes it.
Save and export custom: Saves the InDesign document and opens a dialog to export it with custom PDF settings.
Save as template: Saves the InDesign document as a template.
Opens a list of assets attached to the currently opened order. Assets can be dragged from the list directly to the InDesign layout.
Clicking the refresh symbol the list of assets is renewed and any assets added since the InDesign document was opened will be added to the list.
Search box: Start typing to search the list of assets. The x clears the search and shows all assets.
Sort menu: Select the sort order
Show: Select which assets to show
All: Select which asset types to show
Press the rounded arrow symbol in the top right corner of the plugin to update order information.
The Composite tab is only visible when a composite “mother” order is opened. It shows a list of the “child orders” to the composite order including a preview, order information and the latest status.
The “child orders” can be dragged from the list to the InDesign Layout.
Press the rounded arrow symbol in the top right corner of the plugin to update order composite order information.
Shows a list of order details for information purposes. The content of the list is subject to individual configuration.
Press the rounded arrow symbol in the top right corner of the plugin to update details information.
Shows a list of notes added to the current order.
Press the rounded arrow symbol in the top right corner of the plugin to update notes.
Shows a list of annotations from the latest version of the current order.
Show Annotations: Switch to show or hide annotations in a separate layer on top of the layout.
Show reviewed: Switch between modes to show or hide annotations that are marked as “reviewed”
Click the annotations in the panel to highlight the annotation on top of the layout.
Check the Review button to mark an annotation as reviewed.
Reset plugin window, Choose to open inside browser or new tab, set default asset filters
The Log window is used to display the processes performed by the plugin. The content may be required for debugging purposes.
Clears the text in the log window.
If the connection between ADPOINT 7.11 HTML and InDesign does not work, please try the following:
Go to the user menu and select “Reset InDesign Folder”.
New feature: It is now possible to open an InDesign document as read only from ADPOINT. The document can only be viewed - no changes can be saved back to the server when opened in view only mode.
New feature: Ability to sort and filter assets are now added under the Order tab.
New feature: From ADPOINT it is now possible to select a template to open in InDesign. A list of installed InDesign templates is presented to the user. The selected template is opened in the booked size in InDesign. From InDesign, templates can be saved directly to ADPOINT. Upon doing so, the user is prompted to enter various properties to help identifying the template.
Bug fix: Resolves a bug related to broken links when assets are added directly in InDesign
Bug fix: Resolves a bug that could occur when user cancels and export custom.
Bug fix: Resolves a bug that could occur during Save only.
Improvement: Informs the use if a placed PDF contains multiple pages.
Improvement: Adjusts time according to users time zone for assets.
New feature: Annotations created in ADPOINT can now be viewed inside InDesign. All information from the annotations can be viewed and the annotation view can be switched on and off. Currently only annotations from the newest version can be viewed but we will be adding support to view annotations for all versions soon.
New feature (beta): When an InDesign document is opened from ADPOINT, a browser update is happening automatically. This feature is currently in Beta and we are fixing some known stability issues
Improvement: Date formats in the plugin panel now follow ADPOINT preferences.
Various bug fixes
New feature: Visuals are pinned to the top of the assets list Added ability to force save an Indd document depending on version.
Bug fixes: Resolves different naming issues with assets. Resolves issues that could occur while attempting to drag entries in the order tab.
New feature: Notes panel for displaying notes
New feature: Details panel for display details of the job
New feature: Composite panel for displaying the composite “child“ ads
Fixed an issue relating to handling of linked assets with duplicate naming.
Added cache resetting when checking out
Support for broken link dialog
Disables extension when a non-ADPOINT document is opened.
Support for view only mode. Various bug fixes.
Renamed “Lineitem” tab to “Order”. Added a search bar in the list of assets.
Updated the asset list with clearer indication of selected asset(s) and changed spacing between assets.
Removed the animated spinner - instead there is now a progress bar at the bottom of the panel during check-in, check-out, lock and unlock.
Added standard icons corresponding to the icons in ADPOINTs Production panel for file types without preview (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and TXT).
Fixed a bug that caused a non-valid “Matspec ID not found” error message to show in the panel.
Added Lineitem tab with a list of attached assets Support for InDesign 2022 Various bug fixes.
Bug fixes related to Save and Close. Joboptions are no longer checked in as assets.
Fixed a bug related to InDesign conversion in relation to version.
Fixed an issue related to status changes.
Added support for multiple joboptions.
Fixed an issue related to export on windows. Now supports opens without overwriting.
Fixed an issue related to export on windows.
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