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I am trying to update a library item. It's a previously created library item that I've made changes to. There used to be a contextual menu item called "Update Library Item" but it's gone. How can I get it back?

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I searched through previous forms and found two solutions that are no longer available in the current version of InDesign: (1) There is no Indesign>Configure Plug-Ins... And (2) I have no idea what this is: 1. Swatch Library Panel - OFF. What does "Swatch Library Panel" mean?

I found the fix for this:

  • (Windows) Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
  • (Mac OS) While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

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Update Library Item Missing

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I am trying to update a library item. It's a previously created library item that I've made changes to. There used to be a contextual menu item called "Update Library Item" but it's gone. How can I get it back?

Screen Shot 2018-11-20 at 2.57.17 PM.png

Screen Shot 2018-11-20 at 2.57.10 PM.png

I searched through previous forms and found two solutions that are no longer available in the current version of InDesign: (1) There is no Indesign>Configure Plug-Ins... And (2) I have no idea what this is: 1. Swatch Library Panel - OFF. What does "Swatch Library Panel" mean?

I found the fix for this:

  • (Windows) Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
  • (Mac OS) While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

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Hi caras35150961 ,

what's your version of InDesign on what operating system version?

I still can see this option with my German InDesign CC 2019 14.0.1.209 on Windows 10:

UpdateAsset-InDesignLibrary-1.png

How many assets are in the library?

Hm. Perhaps the library is read-only in your file system?

No. Even then the menu item should be there. Grayed-out of course:

UpdateAsset-InDesign-ReadOnlyLibraryFile-2.png

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Uwe

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I am on a Mac running High Sierra (v10.13.6), English, InDesign CC 2018 (version 13.1).

I checked the Library file in the Finder and it is unlocked. I have 69 assets in my Library. I am able to add and delete assets just not update the assets. So that makes me think my Library is unlocked.

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I have no problem seeing it in InDesign CC 2019.

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Try restoring your InDesign preferences:

Set preferences in Adobe InDesign

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Same issue here.
Suddenly the 2 items disappeared. (update and Migrate)

- It's not the permissions on the filesystem
- indesign preferences were reset : no success
- toggled the visibility in  edit - menus (both were ON) : no success

(mac os10.12.6, ID 2015.4)

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Hi Ralf,

what is the version of InDesign that created your library file?

What's the exact version you opened the library file with?

Are both InDesign CC 2015.4?

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Uwe

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Hi Uwe,

Library was created and opened in 11.4.1.102

We have multiple machines with this ID version.
Opening the library there, gives no issues. The update and migrate option are there.

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Hm. So on some machines the library file is working and on others the same file is not?

Is that library file stored on a server volume?

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Uwe

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Yes it is.

I logged in to that Volume from a "good" machine with the "bad" login and the options are still there.

So I figured it must be machine/application related.

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Hi Ralf,

so the issue is specific to your workflow, machine settings, network settings etc.pp.

Hard to tell what's going on…

Regards,
Uwe

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Thank you for "thinking with me"

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Tried another user on the same MAC. there the issue is not appearing.

Renamed Adobe-folder in ~/Library/Preferences. no success

Renamed Adobe-folder in ~/Library/Application Support. no success

Renamed com.adobe.indesign in ~/Library/Caches. no success.

caras35150961
Renamed Adobe Indesign folder in ~/Library/Caches. That did the trick for me !!

For the ultimate test, I put back the "old" Adobe Indesign folder and the issue was back again.

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Hi Ralf,

thank you for this test!

So it's the cached data that is the culprit.

Interesting.

Best,
Uwe

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I didn't dive deeper into the folder to get the exact file. For now I can move on 😉

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I found the fix for this:

  • (Windows) Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
  • (Mac OS) While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

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This Bug still persists and to me personally is not something the user should fix by resetting his preferences.

The menu item shouldn't even disappear in the first place.

So i opened up a Ticket on InDesign Uservoice:

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/40902982--update-librar...

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