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InDesign Plugin - Installation

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Installing the Plugin

Version 2.4.0 of the InDesign Plugin onwards will offer in-app notifications when a more recent version of the plugin becomes available.


The OpenAsset plugin is compatible with Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4 - 2019. To install the plugin, download the relevant file using the links below and follow the on-screen instructions:



If you have previously installed via Adobe Exchange

If the plugin was previously installed using the Adobe Exchange site, it is necessary for this version to be uninstalled before version 2.4.4 can be installed. Once you have uninstalled the plugin, the CC app needs to sync after an uninstallation so that it removes the CC install folder.


For PCs this folder can be found in the following location:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.axomic.openassetforindesign.extension


For Macs, use the following location:

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions


You may need to copy and paste this path directly into the "Go To Folder" option under "Go" when you have Finder open.


If the CC app has synced and you are still seeing this folder, or if the sync is taking some time, you can simply delete this folder and you should be able to install version 2.4.4 without errors.


Installation instructions

Remember to close InDesign before installing. Having downloaded the plugin file, follow the steps below:


1. Open the InDesign plugin installer.


2. Select the correct disk to save the plugin to.


3. Enter your password or use the Touch ID facility.


4. Close the installer.


Once installed, the plugin will automatically receive updates from OpenAsset.


When you launch InDesign, the OpenAsset plugin will be visible in the panel, where you will see the updated version number:

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Network Installation

You can install the plugin over your network using the MSI provided in the above links and pushing the installation out via Group Policy.

You can find our guide for network installation here.


Uninstalling the Plugin


On Windows:

Navigate to “Add of Remove Programs”, search for “OpenAsset for InDesign Plugin”, click on the resykt that

you get, and you should see an option to “Uninstall”



If you don't find the plug-in in your programs, you can find the plug-in located at:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.axomic.openassetforindesign.extension

Delete that file and the plug-in should be removed.


On Mac:

These are the paths that the plugin might be under:


/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/Extensions/

~/Library/Application Support/Axomic

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Typically, the plugin would be under that first file path and under the name

"com.axomic.openassetforindesign.extension" or something very similar. After you delete that folder, Apple

uninstall instructions also recommend removing it from your "Trash" folder, as well.


You can make sure that the plugin is uninstalled by opening up InDesign, clicking “Window” -> “Extensions”,

and “OpenAsset” should no longer be an option there. If OpenAsset was your only plugin, you might not even

see the “Extensions” option, which also means that the plugin was successfully uninstalled.


If you encounter any issues or have any questions regarding this process, please contact support at support@openasset.net.

Using the Plugin

For more information on using the InDesign plugin, visit our plugin workflow page


Having issues with the plugin? Visit our Troubleshooting page

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