July 01, 2008

Mac 10.5.4 update improves CS3 support

Good news: Apple has just released the 10.5.4 update to OS X Leopard, fixing some incompatibilities with Creative Suite applications:


  • A problem introduced in the 10.5.3 update that could cause file corruption with files saved from Photoshop and other applications, has been fixed.
  • Navigation Services issues that could cause InDesign to crash have been addressed.  InDesign evangelist Tim Cole has provided more details, and the InDesign team has released their own ID 5.0.3 update today (Mac|Win; InCopy Mac|Win).
Posted by John Nack at 12:35 PM on July 01, 2008


  • Roger — 12:03 PM on July 01, 2008

    Any idea if this fixes a problem I’ve been having when I open new documents in Indesign and the entire Indesign interface disappears. The application is still running but I can’t see it or any documents that are open no matter what I do. I’m forced to force quit Indesign when it happens.

  • Drew Fulton — 12:17 PM on July 01, 2008

    Great to see these updates. I was wondering when the video apps would be updated with Leopard? All I can find on the website says updates should be available last December. Thanks!
    [Michael Coleman (After Effects PM) replies, “With the current updates, the video products are all certified for Leopard.” –J.]

  • Tommy — 3:48 PM on July 01, 2008

    Roger: If you are opening new documents from Bridge, it is likely that you are running into a variation of the Cmd-H bug. Unfortunately, this was not addressed with 10.5.4. However, some folks have reported a workaround: Launch InDesign. Quit. Relaunch InDesign again. Many are are reporting that this will prevent the Cmd-H bug until you reboot your machine.

  • Phil Pool — 7:58 AM on July 02, 2008

    Hi John,
    Interesting you mention this, as an hour ago, PS3 and bridge won’t even open. Yesterday, I downloaded and installed the 10.5.4 update.
    Am I the only one?

  • Phil Pool — 12:32 PM on July 02, 2008

    After installing 10.5.4, photoshop and bridge won’t even start.

  • Aaron Down — 3:04 AM on July 04, 2008

    Same problem here.
    Of the entire CS2 suite I can only open Acrobat Pro, post 10.5.4 update!

  • //jonathan — 8:22 AM on July 04, 2008

    we’ve started discussing where CS3 is a step backwards rather than forwards…

  • kevin — 7:58 PM on July 15, 2008

    I used to (very often) run into the problem where InDesign CS3 would disappear and couldn’t see my open docs and couldn’t save them.. had to force quit (then redo my work!). My fix was to assign the InDesign app to always open in the left bottom “space” and have ONLY InDesign active in that “space”.. I did that 4 months ago and it hasn’t happened since. Only drawback is that I need to manually click on the “space” to see the menus & toolbar..(simple tabbing to InDesign doesn’t let them show). Not an ideal fix, but it works for me.
    After reading of other CS apps not working after 10.5.4, I’m now worried about updating – so I guess I’ll put it off even longer. :(

  • Olivia Carambat — 6:57 AM on September 17, 2008

    When I open InDesign CS3 I get an error message that the “Workgroup Client.INDesign Plugin plug-in” conflicts with “Workgroup Client UI.InDesignPlugIn” and it won’t open. I’ve temporarily removed the plug-in and tried again and it still doesn’t work. Anyone know a fix without having to reinstall (I’ve also run disk utility repair permissions and rebuilt the Pram).Thanks, Olivia

  • Joe — 10:54 AM on September 18, 2008

    I’m having the same problem as Olivia. All of a sudden, after making no changes to any of my InDesignCS3 or other Creative Suite CS3 programs, I’m gettin an error message saying THE WORKDGROUP CLIENT.RPLN plug-in conflicts with WORKGROUP CLIENT ULRPLN. Try removing one of them, etc. I did remove the one that was in my InDesign plugin Workgroups folder but still have the problem. Suggestions?
    Thanks – Joe

  • Chris Cox — 9:26 PM on September 18, 2008

    You might have better luck getting answers in the Adobe InDesign user to user forum.

  • Stewart Taylor — 8:53 PM on September 30, 2008

    I had the same problem trying to launch InDesign as Olivia.
    The Workgroup Client plugin conflict message would show up.
    Taking out the plugin did no good. I’m running version 5.0.3 and I solved the problem by downloading the 5.0.3 update and running it again. That fixed the problem.

  • timara Link — 2:46 PM on December 31, 2008

    I’m trying to open a client file in my CS3 InDesign. I get a message saying that “ConditionalText.InDesignPlugin and WorldReady.InDesignPlugin” aren’t available on my system. Tried downloading the latest Adobe plug ins, but it doesn’t fix the problem. Suggestions?

  • David Wolfe — 9:54 AM on May 15, 2009

    timara–I think that might indicate that those are CS4 files.

  • Richard Harden — 1:39 PM on June 22, 2009

    As with Timara I’m trying to open a client file in my CS3 InDesign ( on OS 10.5.6) and I also get a message saying that “ConditionalText.InDesignPlugin and WorldReady.InDesignPlugin” aren’t available on my system. The icon and kind both say that it is a CS3 document. Any other suggestions? How did Timara resolve the problem?

  • Joana — 8:27 AM on June 23, 2009

    I’m also having this problem. I’m trying to open CS3 files in InDesign CS3, and I’m getting a message of “Missing Plugins”, listing WorldReady.InDesignPlugin and Conditional Text.InDesignPlugin.
    If I choose to open anyway, it goes on to say that it “Cannot open File” and lists a long list of items ending in “.rpln”.
    Any suggestions?

  • Francisco — 11:37 PM on June 28, 2009

    Has anyone managed to find the solution in re to “Missing Plugins”, listing WorldReady.InDesignPlugin and Conditional Text.InDesignPlugin?

  • Rebecca — 6:02 AM on July 02, 2009

    same problem here — “Missing Plugins”, listing WorldReady.InDesignPlugin and Conditional Text.InDesignPlugin — — any solution?

  • Grace Montealegre — 10:22 AM on July 02, 2009

    No, the plugins are not available for CS3 separately. Conditional Text was invented for CS4, and WorldReady Composer capability existed only in the ME versions for CS3 under a different name.
    After some research, believe you need any CS4 documents exported in INX format if you want to open CS4 files in CS3.

  • bsimon — 9:55 PM on December 28, 2011

    Same issue as Timara and Rebecca. My problem is that I’m running CS3 and the templates that I’m trying to open are in CS3.1
    Not in CS4.
    What gives?

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