Search field does not work in Open dialogue box
Simple search filename request in the Open dialogue box and the search does not work in InDesign. This works in EVERY SINGLE OTHER APPLICATION KNOWN TO MAN. Just not in InDesign. InDesign is becoming the most unstable app I have ever worked within in over 10 years. Come on Adobe - this is Mac App 101 and you are FAILING MISERABLY. Fix this embarrassment immediately.
This issue has been fixed in our latest release. Please update your InDesign and follow the steps mentioned in below link, for fixing this issue.
Above mentioned steps are required only once. So, that existing files are included inside search index.
Steve Werner commented
For me, the Search field has continued to work in the Open dialog though recent macOS versions. I can't get it to fail.
This issue is also in the Place file dialog box too. CC 2018 on Mac server file shares.
Colin Flashman commented
This is similar to the previous bug reported here: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/31917874-search-field-does-not-work-in-open-dialogue-box
However, the issue affects the place dialog box instead.
Read the original post here to determine the steps to replicate the fault: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2583379
Seems to be fixed. Not only for CC 2018 but also 2017 and even CS 6 :-) So I suppose it's a fix in Adobe Creative Cloud App. But I'm happy
Fixed. Not only for CC 2018 but also 2017 and even CS 6 :-) So I suppose it's a fix in Adobe Creative Cloud App. But I'm happy
Andrew C commented
I reported it about a year ago, the next update fixed the problem, then the immediate update after this is reappeared. Clearly Adobe is using junior programmers who have absolutely no idea what is needed. Adobe is flushing the quality of their apps down the toilet and do not appear to care whatsoever - truly frustrating as I rely on InDesign. Now even Illustrator and PhotoShop are showing problems. Once Affiniity comes out with a layout app to go along with their Illustrator and PhotoShop knockoffs - I will be dumping Adobe completely and forever.
I had this bug reported several times too in the last years (!!) but no respons from Adobe staff. But this is not uncommon unfortunately ...
Why no bug review from Adobe staff as of yet?
When having Indesign active, go to "File" > "Open". Then, type in the search field (right - top) (a part of) the name of the Indesign file you're sure it exists on your mac. Result: nothing found.
Then, go again to "File" > "Open", then FIRST choose "All documents" below the results window. Then, type in the search field (right - top) (a part of) the name of the Indesign file you're sure it exists on your mac. Result: All the files with the search word (in my case "vier") appear.
Philippe Blanc commented
The search in the Open dialog box does not work.
Marc Touschong commented
For efficiency our company really needs this search function working. So pls send help.