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Agility PIM Connector for InDesign - can't install

New Here ,
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Hello,

https://www.agilitymultichannel.com/pim-connector-indesign/

For the starters let me inform you that I've never installed any InDesign plugin. Company that created the plugin provided manual for MacOS but none for Windows, stating that it's essentialy the same thing. By looking at the folder hierarchy it actually looked like they are right, boy was I wrong. What I noticed is CC doesn't allow for manual installation of plugins outside of Marketplace and I got my plugin in zip file which basically contains few folders that should be put in InDesign main directory. The problem is these directories are missing and I don't know what to do at this point. Does anyone know how to install plugins manually for Creative Cloud version?

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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quoteCC doesn't allow for manual installation of plugins outside of Marketplace

 

Assuming your plugin is myplugin.sdk.pln, then you can just create a sub-folder \myplugin\ in the \Plug-Ins\ sub-folder of the InDesign installation folder and place your myplugin.sdk.pln as well as all the (myplugin.sdk Resources) folder hierarchy.

What makes you think that this is not possible ?

Very best regards,

Olivier

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New Here ,
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Basically what I got was .zip file that contains folders: Agility, Plug-ins and 2 .dll files. Nothing even remotely similar to .sdk.pln.

As for the installation folder of InDesign, I don't understand where is it installed. Checked both Program Files (x86) and normal and in Adobe folder this is what I got:

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Its the "Adobe InDesign 2021" of your top image.

The color icon is confusing, but it's a normal folder.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Are you 100% sure it works on Windows? The statement "it's essentially the same thing" doesn't inspire me with confidence. 

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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I'm on the same both as you but wanted to ask for opinions of others. Do you know how to install plugins ouside of Market on this version?

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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This is our plugin's folder inside the ID installation folder.

I cannot tell if it's the same as on a Mac.

But, on Windows, it works fine with ID 2020, 2021, and 2022.

 

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New Here ,
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Thanks Olivier,

Could you send me full path of Plug-Ins folder? Just trying to understand where's my InDesign installed

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign 2021\Plug-Ins\

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New Here ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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That's something I can't understand, in my C:\Program Files\Adobe directory there is no folder for InDesign, it's nowhere to be found. Did you install InDesign as standalone application or via Creative Cloud?

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Participant ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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Via Creative Cloud.

Try searching for the folder "Adobe InDesign 2021".

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Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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Is your installer a 64- bit program ?

 

A 32-bit installation can run on 64-bit machines but cannot install to 64-bit locations or write to the 64-bit registry portion. The installation information gets automatically redirected to 32-bit file locations (C:\Program Files (x86), C:\Windows\SysWow64) or the 32-bit Registry node under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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"That's something I can't understand, in my C:\Program Files\Adobe directory there is no folder for InDesign, it's nowhere to be found. "

 

Well, your screenshot clearly shows an Adobe directory inside the Program Files directory on drive C:\ that itself contains the Adobe InDesign 2021 directory. If that screenshot is not from your machine a standard installation would be: C:\Program Files\Adobe InDesign 2021

 

FWIW: When in the Creative Cloud Desktop App you could change the standard behavior where CC apps should be installed on your machine. You could define a different directory on C:\ or a different directory on a different drive if you want. So best check the Creative Cloud Desktop App for that path. Go to your account and see into Preferences:

 

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Your personal CC Account > Preferences > Applications

Here you can see your installation path for CC apps. And this path is editable:

 

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Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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Wow !

Learn something everyday.

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