Adobe® InDesign® CS5 7.0.4 - Release Notes

April 2011

This update provides key fixes in the areas of Documents, Graphics, Text and Tables, User Interface, Color, PDF Import/Export, Architecture, INX/XML, Installers, Scripting and some issues specific to InDesign Server. Please see below for more details.

Minimum system requirements

Installation notes

Resolved issues

Resolved issues for developers

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)
  • 1.6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (InDesign cannot be installed on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit or greater video card 
  • DVD-ROM drive 
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

 Mac OS 

  • Multicore Intel® processor 
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7–10.6.x
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 2.6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional hard-disk space required during installation (InDesign 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
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For updates to system requirements, visit

Installation notes

  • InDesign CS5 7.0.4 includes the cumulative fixes from InDesign CS5 7.0.3 (posted October 2010). Any new fixes are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • 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 InDesign application is shut down in advance of running the InDesign updater (at least 1 minute recommended).  
  • Due to the nature of bug 2607326, where multiple users are able to check out and edit InCopy files, it is highly recommended that:
    • All users in a workgroup are have installed 7.0.2 or higher.
    • All InCopy files and assignments are checked in before running the InDesign CS5 7.0.4 updater.

Resolved issues  

This section provides a list of the resolved technical problems included as part of the InDesign CS5 7.0.4 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 InDesign at, or choose Online Support from the InDesign Help menu.



InDesign CS5 fails to recognize file usage by other users when working in a mixed Windows/Macintosh environment. [2607326] (see http//

InDesign unexpectedly quits when a master page has 3 or more columns and new pages are inserted. [2688552]

Search for Help on Control panel does not work after update to 7.0.2. [2676273] 

(Mac only)  InDesign unexpectedly quits when you scroll using the track-pad while a modal dialog is open [2745255] *

(Mac Only) When signed-in to CS Live, on quitting (cmd + Q ), InDesign unexpectedly quits [2771179] *

CS5 document converter skips locked guides when converting CS4 documents [2747204] * 

(Mac Only) Unexpected quit occurs when using Layout Adjustment in 7.0.3 [2786845]*


A white line is displayed across the screen on first export to SWF. [2632882]

Photoshop paths in specific EPS files are not recognized on import. [2676173] 

Snapshots created of pages containing rotated or scaled images are not anti-aliased [2707492]*

InDesign allows disk i/o operations through commands inside a PostScript file while placing the PostScript in a .indd document [2752416]* 

InDesign unexpectedly quits when setting frame fitting options on an empty frame and filled frame selected at the same time [2719549]*

Nested anchored objects fail to draw in converted CS4 or earlier documents [2786022]*

Corner effects applied to an anchored object lost when we open a CS4 doc in CS5. [2785802]*

Anchored object fails to export to PDF or print if it is on a different page than its text frame [2795095]*

Text and Tables

(Mac Only) German & Swedish: Hitting Return key while editing text inserts a column break. [2619608]

(Mac 10.6 Only) System font Helvetica Neue.ttc styles conflict with the postscript version of Helvetica Neue styles. [2597446]

Type1 fonts do not get recognized in the Document Fonts folder. [2606245]

Manual kerning is applied incorrectly when using TrueType or Type 1 fonts that already have built-in kerning values  [2700131]

(Mac Only) InDesign unexpectedly quits when using Smart Text Reflow to add pages to a doc. [2669027]

PDF and Flash SWF export with overlapping glyph in hyphenated Hebrew text [2662619]

(Mac Only) InDesign unexpectedly quits on startup when enumerating fonts [2641911]

Mac Only) InDesign unexpectedly quits when accessing a font with upper ASCII characters in Postscript name [2641862]

Table cell strokes draw incorrectly after export/import of IDML/ICML [2777741]*

InDesign shuts down on export of converted document to IDML if it contains invalid frame data [2748140]*

Importing tagged text that terminates with '<' can cause InDesign to quit unexpectedly [2765947]*

InDesign unexpectedly quits when choosing Go To Destination for a page hyperlink that has been moved [2771600]*

Non-rectangular text insets can cause prematurely overset text [2780127] *

Dynamic spelling of dummy text on master pages results in performance decrease [2728421]*

InDesign CS5 unexpectedly quits opening documents from previous versions with invalid frame data [2729972]*

Composite font file(.xml) is deleted automatically when opening the document which has composite font [2747893]*

Small Caps feature is not applied to text in packaged INDD files [2750277] *

Running header not working properly in InDesign CS5 when using inline text frames inside linked frames [2752839]*

When InDesign switches font property of alt character, character becomes locked and then force overriding makes un-associated character [2762503]*

Error in text flow between linked frames with Data Merge [2792564]*

Paragraph rule “offset/stay in frame” options are honored even when rules are off [2805005]*

User Interface

German mistranslation of "Optical Margin Alignment". [2615552] 

Unable to enter decimal values in Timing panel on non-Western language operating systems. [2621425]


Gradient Swatch fails to sync when using IStyleSyncService [2768442] *

InDesign does not query color library correctly if library color book has unknown id. [2707441] *

PDF Import/Export

InDesign-created SWFs do not scale properly when placed and exported to an Interactive PDF. [2629720]

Images in groups on a master page drop out when exported to PDF [2705316]

Some AI and PDF files placed in docs created in InDesign CS/CS2 and CS4 shift position when those docs are opened in InDesign CS5 [2689642]/ [2678584]

InDesign becomes unresponsive when exporting to PDF [2670994] 

PDF export of text with non-metric kerning can result in glyphs being positioned incorrectly [2711001]*

Add support for Acrobat 10 security Feature [2721937]*

Tabs are unexpectedly collapsed in PDF export of certain files [2763525]*

(Win Only)  Create JDF File option is disabled for all presets with Acrobat X installed on the system. [2779984]*

Data merge Export to PDF multiple records per page results in some data tags failing to resolve to their data source strings. [2817328]*


Extension Manager does not display the correct version number for updated InDesign plug-ins. [2624194]

(Win XP SP3 Only) InDesign unexpectedly quits on launch in updaternotifications.dll3. [2629572]

InDesign unexpectedly quits on launch after disabling plug-in loading using Extension Manager or PluginConfig.txt. [2608844]

InDesign CS5 unexpectedly quits when allocating large memory. [2776161]*

(Mac Only) InDesign CS5 users experience slow redraw after moving pages or objects. [2819944]*


Anchored object vertical alignment 'Embox' options not preserved in snippets [2747994]*

ID CS5.5 IDML export creates different bleeds values in CS5 [2832557]* 

Conflict between arrangement of xml tags and corresponding schema in IDML [2734529]*


(Mac Only) Patcher fails when going from Debug GM -> 7.0.3 -> 7.0.4 [2797894]*

ID/IC/IDS CS5 updaters don't update version numbers correctly [2719084]*

(Mac Only) Resolved upgrade relationship between InDesign 7.0.2 and 7.0.3 patch [2810060]*

Resolved issues for developers

This section provides a list of the resolved technical problems included as part of InDesign CS5 7.0.4 that are primarily of interest to developers and/or customers using InDesign Server.

The public header file TaskInfo.h includes the private header 'MemXferBytes.h'. [2610854]

InDesign unexpectedly quits after evaluating count() method in an XML xpath. [2695522]

The Script Label assigned to frame in CS2 (or earlier) document disappears in CS5 [2676004]

The Script engine will process scheduled commands after each line of script causing script failures if a dialog is scheduled  [2638803]

Incorrect PDF Export Preset Names returned by 64-bit InDesign Server [2687828] 

(Mac$.setenv() does not function correctly for custom variables on Mac [2744501]*

(Mac Only) Missing files within InDesign CS5 SDK build 535 [2763017]*

Visible state of control sets in a KitViewHorzWidget in palettes is not maintained between application launches [2718350]*

Specifying a path relative to Scripts: Server in a SOAP request no longer works.[2646987]*

Script cannot be found in Server, if the script is in a sub-folder of the application scripts folder [2778564]*

ID Server unexpectedly quits when sending a response to a soap message [2734424]*

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