Missing required parameter from for method open & shortcut for export not working in InDesign 2020

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Jan 17, 2020 Jan 17, 2020

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I have the message in indesign show Missing required parameter 'from' for method 'open' each time I double click on any indesign file. At the same time I  use shotcut keys and would normally use apple+E for export files to pdf. I have not updated anything. Current Indesign is 15.1 and running MacOS Cataline 10.15.2.  I have searched everything and find no solution

 

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Jan 17, 2020 Jan 17, 2020

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Moving to the InDesign forum from Get Started

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 17, 2020 Jan 17, 2020

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Hi,

does the issue persist if you quit InDesign and restart your machine?

Does it work if you are using the Open… dialog from the File menu instead double-clicking a file?

 

Please post a screenshot of the message.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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The only way to use indesign to open a file is to go to open, find my file and then click open. If I just double click on my file that is when I get the error message

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 17, 2020 Jan 17, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about the trouble you are facing with InDesign. Regarding the error message, could you please confirm if your file name includes symbols like (#)? If yes, please remove and then check again if you are getting the error. Regarding file exporting shortcuts, please try the steps below:

 

  1. Close all the applications and only launch InDesign and check if the shortcuts are working.
  2. Please check if you have any application by the name Webroot, if yes, please turn it off and test again.
  3. If nothing works, please try resetting InDesign Preferences:

 

  • Close all Adobe applications 
  • Go to Locations:  
  • ~/Library/Caches 
  • ~/Library/Preferences 
  • Rename Adobe InDesign and com.adobe.indesign to Adobe InDesign.old and com.adobe.indesign.old 
  • Launch InDesign from the CC 

Disclaimer: Please note that resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings and InDesign will launch with default settings. This way all your old settings will be saved in .old folders and InDesign will recreate new folders with default settings.  

 

 

Regards

Rishabh

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Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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When I click on an InDeisgn page icon in Adobe Bridge (with InDesign open), I get the warning message: Missing required Parameter 'from' for method 'open.' This has just started. It has never happened before when I have tried to open a page from Bridge. Can you help?

I am running Catalina 10.15.7.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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Hi Peter,

what exactly is the file name of the InDesign document?
Could be that the underlying ExtendScript script code is tripped by an unusual character in the file name.

Or an unusual character in the whole path of the document in the file system.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2021 Jan 15, 2021

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I am having the same exact problem as @PeterFinneyJr . No matter the file name, no matter the InDesign file, if I double-click to open I get the same error message (Missing required parameter 'from' for method 'open'). This began happening after I upgraded to BigSur. 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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Update: I've been able to narrow down the issue to files that I'm trying to open over a network. When the InDesign file is sitting on my actual computer, it opens by double-clicking on the file name/icon. If I do the same via the network - whether connected by ethernet or Wifi - I get the same error.

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Participant ,
Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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I'm having the same issue. For me it's happening when I try to open an older InDesign file (created or modified 1+ year ago).

My filenames are standard with no special characters. Very frustrating, as I can't access the important info in these documents!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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Hi R. Sinclair,

what's your exact version of InDesign, what's your operating system?

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

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Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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I'm running the latest version of InDesign 2021 (16.1) on mac OS Big Sur 11.2.2.

 

I did discover I can open some problematic files by using InDesign's File > Open menu rather than my usual double-clicking the file in Finder to open it. So perhaps the problem is related to newer versions of the InDesign app installed by Creative Cloud (especially when a 'new' version of the application is installed) and mac OS having a problem with the file association.

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