Adobe InCopy CS5.5 7.5.3 - Release Notes

Adobe® InCopy® CS5.5 7.5.3 - Release Notes

April 2012

This update provides key fixes in assignment locking issues. In addition, it addresses errors about missing plug-ins and provides general fixes in PDF export, text, font handling and others.

Minimum system requirements

Installation notes

Resolved issues

Minimum system requirements 


  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7®
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 1.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (InCopy cannot be installed on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit or greater video card 
  • DVD-ROM drive 
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

 Mac OS 

  • Multicore Intel® processor 
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8–10.6.x
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 1.8GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional hard-disk space required during installation (InCopy cannot be installed on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices.)
  • 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit or greater video card 
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For updates to system requirements, visit

Installation notes

  • Before you install, close all applications currently running on your system—including other Adobe applications, Microsoft Office applications, and browser windows.  It is also recommended to temporarily turn off virus protection during the installation process. 
  • You must have administrative privileges or be able to validate as an administrator. 
  • Please make sure that the InCopy application is shut down in advance of running the InCopy updater (at least 1 minute recommended).

Resolved issues   

This section provides a list of the resolved technical problems included as part of the InCopy CS5.5 7.5.2 update. Note that these issues are stated as the original problem statement, and not the corrected behavior. For general product usage and additional troubleshooting information, visit the Adobe Product Support Knowledge Base for InCopy at, or choose Online Support from the InCopy Help menu.


Architecture / Document

Unable to insert a line break with the Return key in the Swedish version [2884727]

Problem accessing shared linked file from multiple InDesign instances running on different machines [2851854]

CS5 plug-ins can be loaded in CS5.5, leading to code conflicts and instability  [2867833]

Error code: 5 when trying to open many files on Mac OS [2922941]

ID quits unexpectedly when saving (as) a document with name containing illegal shift-JIS/MacEncodingJapan byte sequences [2885535]

InDesign quits unexpectedly when opening a document containing installed fonts with unrecognized font family [2923724]

Some extension panels won't open when documents titled with certain characters are open [2917124]

Some extension panels cease to function when documents titled with Russian characters are open [2932558]

Address instability in layers panel [2923714, 2923725]

InDesign unexpectedly quits when performing certain copy/paste operations. [3073952, 2941163]*

When opening files from a newer version of InDesign, non-meaningful errors about missing plug-ins are shown rather than a clear indication that the file is from a newer version. [2944763]*

Degradation in performance when moving objects when display is set to High Quality [3128109]*

InDesign unexpectedly quits when recovering a file on product restart. [3100953]*


InDesign quits unexpectedly when exporting a document containing composite fonts to EPUB. [2832559]

Error in epub opened on ibooks if a discretionary hyphen is in the story [2889349]

An extra space is in the DTD declaration in the HTML file for ebooks [2889353]


Document installed fonts not used in placed EPS when exporting to PDF [2917336]

Unable to place PNG files containing large color profiles, giving error "Cannot place this file. Invalid PNG file" [2880720]

InDesign quits unexpectedly after copying a graphic and scheduling a close document command. [2923717]

White stitching line in JPEG export with certain placed images scaling percentage and JPEG export resolution [2987040]*

Redraw performance for ID CS5 is slow compared to CS3. [2910574]*

Poster: From Current Frame' option in the Media will not restore the poster from that frame after re-linking. [3097841]*

Reduced transparency support for TIFF files from Photoshop CS6 [3073238]*

In certain drag and drop scenarios, URLs are getting changed in InCopy/InDesign CS4, CS5.5 [3054805]*

InCopy Features

Problem accessing shared linked file from multiple InCopy instances running on different machines  [2851854]

Incorrect justification with InCopy CS5 on Mac [2917331]

Assignment file locking failures allow multiple users to edit same content resulting in data loss [2602813]

Assignment file locking failures allow multiple users to edit same content resulting in data loss [2959275]*

InCopy CS5 Brazilian menu items "Revert Content" and "Cancel CheckOut" are in Cyrillic [2970049]*

Import / Export

Excel-specific import prefs are not retained when placing Excel file into a graphic frame [2808639]  


Wrong page number on export book to PDF [2940448]*


Tab override gets reset in INX/IDML [2827174]*

Master applied incorrectly when opening IDML file [3114965]*

Legacy versions fail to read ID CS6 files that contain files with new Pantone Plus colors. [3119501]*

Print / PDF

Background PDF export fails for certain files if preflight is enabled. [2824068]

Inset text frames near page borders may be mispositioned when exported to PDF [2874266]

InDesign quits unexpectedly after PDF export. [2873782]

InDesign quits unexpectedly when printing separations with accented characters in spot color name [2934118]

InDesign unexpectedly quits when exporting to PDF with text variables [2866963]*

Note inside document table with text variable causes InDesign to quit unexpectedly on export to PDF/IDML. [3089441]*

Unable to navigate document if TOC is on master page. [2907482]*

Text appears misplaced in certain cases when DataMerge is used to export [2939067]*

InDesign hangs or quits unexpectedly during certain package and preflight operations. [2982454]*


Problem copying stories via VBScript when called through an application [3059225]*

Unexpected shutdown when JavaScript is executed with InDesign followed by closing of document. [3021908]*


Text subscript/superscript sizes set to zero and can't be changed in Turkish version [2895926]

InDesign may hang when multiple font groups with the same name are installed [2919511]

InDesign quits unexpectedly when importing tagged text with missing hyperlink name [2923721]

InDesign quits unexpectedly when text focus crosses outside text model range during table operation [2923728]

Using Smart Layout with Linked frames causes InDesign to unexpectedly quit in certain cases. [3085379]*

Fonts not loading from different locations. [3013562]*

InDesign quits unexpectedly with certain fonts when balancing columns [3099740]*

Fonts of the same family but different type behave unexpectedly on IDML round trip. [3114961]*

Certain documents go into infinite loop when adjusting frame size [3113902]*

Incorrect glyph selection with certain Indic fonts when using specific virama and joiner character sequences. [2849232]*

Broken spanning columns cause issues with Text Wrap & Keeps Options [2958674]*


Folio Builder and CS Review's SWFs will not render when '<' is present in doc filename [2971572]*

InDesign CS5.5 quits unexpectedly on deleting unused swatches using small view option [2987294]*


Can't change XSLT file when relinking XML files [2823961]

XML links lose format information on relink [2917351]

associatedXMLElement returns 'NULL' for a merged cell in table. [2946288]*


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