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Why menu options are missing after installing Smart Connection

Why menu options are missing after installing Smart Connection

After installing Smart Connection for InDesign or InCopy, certain menu commands are missing or grayed-out.

Info: The information presented here applies to the following versions of Smart Connection:

  • Smart Connection 9
  • Smart Connection for Adobe CC
  • Smart Connection for Adobe CC 2014

Analysis

Some of the added Smart Connection functionality conflicts with existing InDesign and InCopy functionality. To resolve these conflicts, the menu commands listed below are modified. This is done during the installation of Smart Connection by moving specific plug-ins to a temporary folder.

File menu

InDesign

Command Modification
Check In Disabled

InCopy

Command Modification
Browse... Removed
Save All Content Removed
Check Out Removed
Check In All Removed
Package Removed
Save Content Renamed to 'Save'
Save Content As... Renamed to 'Save As...'
Save Content Copy... Renamed to 'Save a Copy...'
Revert Content Renamed to 'Revert'
Check In Moved to the Smart Connection menu
Cancel Check Out Moved to the Smart Connection menu
Update Content Moved to the Smart Connection menu
Update Design Moved to the Smart Connection menu

Resolution

The menu commands can be restored again by uninstalling Smart Connection. During this process, the removed plug-ins are moved back after which all commands are available again.

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