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Cannot place image files in InDesign from Bridge

Community Beginner ,
Jul 19, 2020 Jul 19, 2020

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Is anyone else having this issue? I have just had the latest InDesign 2020 and the latest Bridge 2020 installed at work. I run Windows 10. I could previously use Bridge to place images into my InDesign docs using the right-click context menu but now this feature does not work. Nothing happens. Drag and drop does work but this is not ideal. I have reset my File Type Associations in Bridge but this doesn't seem to help. Bridge places files into Illustrator or Photoshop ok, but not InDesign. Any ideas? Thanks.

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People's Champ , Aug 05, 2020 Aug 05, 2020

Go to your start up startup scripts in Bridge under preferences.

If there is no ID script, reinstall Indesign

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New Here ,
Aug 04, 2020 Aug 04, 2020

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I am having this same issue - did you figure out a solution?

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 04, 2020 Aug 04, 2020

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No. I'm still having the same problem.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 04, 2020 Aug 04, 2020

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Sorry but I can't help you. My idea was a stab in the dark. There are numerous PC folks who enhabit these halls so hopefully one of them will be able to help you.

 

Good luck

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People's Champ ,
Aug 05, 2020 Aug 05, 2020

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Go to your start up startup scripts in Bridge under preferences.

If there is no ID script, reinstall Indesign

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2020 Aug 05, 2020

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Oh my gosh. Thank you! I checked this setting in Bridge and discovered that I actually had 2 ID scripts - one for an older version. I disabled that one and restarted. Now I can place images as before!

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New Here ,
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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I am having the same problem, but my InDesign script is present, and the checkbox is checked. There is only one script for InDesign. I tried turning it off and restarting Bridge, then turning it back on and restarting Bridge. Didn't work. This was working fine for months until a few hours ago. Now I only have options to place in Media Encoder, Premiere Pro, InCopy, and Animate. I don't have Animate installed. Both Bridge and InDesign are up to date.

This worked fine and all of a sudden stopped working. Anyone have any idea why?

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Explorer ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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I have same issue, tried disabling all then re-enabling and all apps are good except InDesign is greyed out, very annoying

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People's Champ ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Do you have the same versions of Bridge and Indesign installed?

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New Here ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Yes. All up to date.

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Explorer ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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yes all CC apps and Mac OS up to date, it hasn't worked for a while, I though 2021 update may fix it

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Community Expert ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Hi Derek,

 

I know this is not what your asking for but I'be been using InDesign and Bridge as a combination sice, well, seems like forever. I never did like the workflow of "Placing" into ID from Bridge, it has always seems awkward to me. Rather, while in ID, I'll press Command/Control-d and which opens up my Finder/Explorer window, I select the file that I want and this puts the image into a cursor "shotgun" where I can both place and set the size of the image at the same time. 

 

I will agree with you that things that aught to be working should be working, but in the interum, so that you can get your work done, there's another approach. But you probably know that already.

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Explorer ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Its a shame you can't make selection in Bridge then switch to ID and place into a grid that way, its so useful for making contact sheets which can then be editable rather than straight to PDF from Bridge

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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For about three years, every time I go to PLACE an image from Bridge to InDesign, it tells me to install latest versionof InDesign to continue - despite many calls to Adobe help, no success. The Indesign people shuffle me to the Photoshop People then to the Bridge people - NO ONE has been a help. Now to place a file, I have to maneuver the screen - etc. whereas I did not have to. Very annoying to be paying for something and not getting use of it or any help from Adobe

 

 

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New Here ,
Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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I used that feature Place To for years and suddenly it stopped working today on one of my computers. I already reinstalled Bridge and InDesign, checked script – nothing is working. Any solutions?

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