Bug details

Indesign CC 2019 14.0.1 xmp-information for images cannot be copied

1: Indesign 14.0.1
2: open any link details for any placed image/XMP-information
3: I want to copy text from this window to clipboard (like credit-information). This was possible in Indesign 2015.
4: it is not possible to copy text.

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      • Thomas Happ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Mhast:
        I have another work around: I think it´s called "add description" in English (I have a German version).
        Select an image, go to object menu, look for something like "customise description". You can select from the xmp information here. After customizing I added a short key (ctrl-B) for "add static description".
        This works fine for me and is much faster than copy paste.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same problem here. And it's a serious problem when you have to place credits for hundreds of photos in a book. Why you did this?

      • Thomas Happ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Mhast - the problem is: everything is locked in that window except the RAW-DATA.
        It does not matter if the fields are gey or white.

      • Mhast commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So since 14.0.1 the behaviour seems to have changed. You're now not able to use the XMP File Information command from the Links panel for any file type that I've tested... (It's now also hidden away under the hamburger menu rather than right click, and under a subfolder called 'Utilities' - but sits permanently greyed out so far as I can tell). Tested out on Windows and Mac.

      • Mhast commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Thomas - your screenshot illustrates the problem. If people haven't used the copyright field - and usually they won't, they'll use the author field - then you're stuck, as the greyed out fields are impervious to copying data from them.

      • Mhast commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have exactly this issue - we use it loads for grabbing copyright information when laying out our magazines. There'a (much slower) work around - in that you can reveal in bridge and then open the XMP info from there, but it's impeded by having to wait for Bridge to switch to the folder and build the thumbnail cache.

        Was working right up until InDesign CC 2018.

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