InCopy CS 3 Read Me

InCopy CS3 Read Me


Welcome to Adobe InCopy CS3. This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips not covered in the product documentation.

Minimum system requirements


  • Intel Pentium 4, Intel Centrino, or Intel Xeon processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise
  • 256MB of RAM (For Windows Vista: 512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended)
  • 316MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card (24-bit screen display recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation

Mac OS

  • PowerPC G4 or Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v.10.4.6
  • 256MB of RAM for PowerPC processor; 512MB for Intel processor
  • 350MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card (24-bit screen display recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation

Install your software

  1. Close all applications that are currently running on your system, including other Adobe applications, Microsoft Office applications, and browser windows.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Insert the DVD in your drive, and follow the on-screen instructions. (If the installer does not launch automatically, double-click Setup.exe (Windows) or Setup (Mac OS) at the root level of your disk to start the installation process.)
    • If you downloaded the software from the web, open the folder and double-click Setup.exe (Windows) or Setup (Mac OS), and then follow the on-screen instructions.

    After original installation, in order to install additional components or reinstall your software, you will need access to the original installer (CD, DVD or the download from the web). Before beginning additional install or reinstall, please make sure the installer is in the same drive or location it was in during the original installation. Note: You'll find additional fonts and sample files as well as back-up copies of the installed fonts, in the Goodies folder of the installation DVD. Technical information, such as a PDF of the application Help, the Adobe InCopy CS3 Scripting Guide, documentation regarding installed fonts, and the Tagged Text.pdf can be found in the Documentation folder of the installation DVD, depending on whether you're licensing a standalone version of InCopy or Adobe Creative Suite 3. After installing the software, we encourage you to browse the InCopy application folder on your hard drive, as well as the installation DVD to see the available content.

In order for the document icons to display correctly in InCopy on a 64-bit Windows platform, please do the following:


On Windows XP

After installation, navigate to the Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Shell folder and double click the Register64BitIcons.bat file to update the document icons.


Windows Vista

Open a command shell with Administrator Privileges by right clicking the cmd.exe application and choosing to Run As Administrator. Navigate to the Program Files (x86)\Common\Adobe\Shell folder. Type the name of the .bat file, " Register64BitIcons.bat" (without quotations) and press Enter.

Uninstall your software

  1. Close all applications that are currently running on your system, including other Adobe applications, Microsoft Office applications, and browser windows.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows, open the Windows Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs. Select the product that you want to uninstall, click Change/Remove, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
    • IMPORTANT: Mac OS has new uninstall functionality. DO NOT drag applications to the trash to uninstall them. To safely uninstall on Mac OS X, double-click the product installer in Applications\Utilities\Adobe Installers. Authenticate as an administrator, then select Remove Components and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Note: Before uninstalling you will need to deactivate InCopy CS3 by choosing Help > Deactivate and following the on screen instructions.

Purchase from a trial

  • Choose Activate from the Help menu and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Note: If you decide to purchase a different product than you installed for the trial, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the software. For example, if you download and install a trial of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium, but you decide to purchase only Adobe InCopy , you will need to uninstall the trial version of the Suite before installing the standalone version of InCopy that you purchased. For more detailed information, visit


Volume licensing customers cannot purchase from a trial directly. After evaluating a Creative Suite 3 product, you must uninstall the trial and install the product using the volume licensing media and serial number. Refer to the Uninstall your software section of this document for instructions. Please contact your reseller or the authorized Adobe licensing center to place an order for a volume license. To find a reseller in your area, go to

Electronic licensing

Adobe software may include electronic license (e-license) management technology to ensure compliance with the Product License Agreement. When present, this technology prompts you to verify the license of your product within 30 days after you start it for the first time. If prompted, verification is mandatory.

The on-screen prompt may ask you to activate the software. This verification process does not collect, transmit, or use any personally identifiable information. To learn more, visit the Adobe web site at

Activate software:

  1. If the Activation dialog box is not already open, choose Help > Activate.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

    Note: If you want to install the product on a different computer, you must first deactivate the software on your computer. To deactivate, choose Help > Deactivate.

Registration information

When you install your software, be sure to register to get up-to-date product information, training, newsletters and invitations to Adobe events and seminars. You will also receive a complimentary benefit such as the Hypatia Sans font and great discounts on training.

Font installation

There are additional fonts on the installation disk. For information on installing these fonts, see

OpenType fonts from Adobe

Several OpenType fonts from Adobe are included with InCopy CS3. These fonts are installed by InCopy for your convenience. The following font families are installed:

  • Adobe Caslon
  • Adobe Garamond
  • Arno
  • Bell Gothic
  • Bickham Script
  • Birch
  • Blackoak
  • BrushScript
  • Chaparral
  • Charlemagne
  • Cooper Black
  • Eccentric
  • Garamond Premier Pro
  • Giddyup
  • Hobo
  • Kozuka Gothic
  • Kozuka Mincho
  • Letter Gothic
  • Lithos
  • Mesquite
  • Minion
  • Myriad
  • Nueva
  • OCR-A
  • Orator
  • Poplar
  • Prestige Elite
  • Rosewood
  • Stencil
  • Tekton
  • Trajan

These fonts are installed in the following locations:

  • Mac OS X: [startup drive]/Library/Fonts/
  • Windows: [startup drive]\Windows\Fonts\


These fonts and accompanying documentation are included in the Documentation folder on the InCopy CS3 product DVD, or in the packaged download file (if you downloaded InCopy CS3 from Adobe Store). There are additional fonts for

Known issues

This section contains information that can help you determine the cause of problems that may occur when you run InCopy CS3. For general product usage and additional troubleshooting information, visit the Adobe Product Support Knowledgebase or choose Online Support from InCopy's Help menu.

In addition to the below known issues, the online Release Notes contain late-breaking information and known issues about InCopy CS3.

Exporting to RTF

Page breaks in InDesign or InCopy stories are exported to RTF as paragraph characters instead of page breaks. As a workaround, manually add new page breaks or apply page breaks using the keep options feature into the exported RTF file where required. [1151019]

Composition Changes (Text, Tables, & Fonts)

After opening an InDesign CS2 or InCopy CS2 document in InDesign CS3 or InCopy CS3, text with optical kerning applied may shift slightly in CS3 as compared to the same file/characters from C2. This issue occurs because InCopy CS3 has more accurate optical kerning values than CS2. Note that line breaks may also change, but only if you recompose. [1137236],

Working with multiple language versions

Multiple InCopy language versions (for example, InCopy CS3 US English and InCopy CS3 Japanese) can not be used on the same Windows or Macintosh operating system. [0532777]

Note: The following bugs are for InCopy CS3 Japanese, Chinese Simplified, ChineseTraditional, and/or Korean only:

Text, Tables, & Fonts

When the text's leading size is changed, the text in the second paragraph does not align to the frame grid if the text has Gyodori applied. [1070861]

Customer care

Customer Service

Adobe Customer Service provides assistance with product information, sales, registration, and other non-technical issues. To find out how to contact Adobe Customer Service, please visit's main page for your region or country and click on 'Contact'.

Support Plan Options and Technical Resources

If you require technical assistance for your product, including information on free and paid support options and troubleshooting resources, more information is available at

For outside of North America

Free troubleshooting resources include Adobe's support knowledgebase, Adobe user-to-user forums and more.

If you are having any issues with installing or uninstalling any of your Creative Suite 3 applications, please try rebooting your system prior to contacting Support.

Other resources


Order printed documentation at

Online Resources

InCopy Product Home

InCopy Developer Center

InCopy Partners

InCopy User Group

Adobe Certification Program

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