Adobe Link (9.1+)

This plugin will be available in ResourceSpace 9.1 and later

Overview

This plugin allows you to import files from ResourceSpace directly into Adobe InDesign. Once the plugin is configured Adobe InDesign users are able to access ResourceSpace from within InDesign. Any download links for file types that can be imported into Adobe InDesign will be replaced by 'Import' links.

Enabling the adobe_link plugin

    Install the Adobe CC plugin on the PC/Mac running Adobe CC

    Please note: if you are upgrading the plugin with a later version, please follow the uninstall steps described below

  1. Download ZXPInstaller from https://zxpinstaller.com
  2. Download DAMConnect.zxp from here
  3. Run ZXPInstaller
  4. Drag the downloaded DAMConnect.zxp file onto the Adobe ZXPInstaller window. The plugin will now install. Follow any prompts as required.
  5. Restart Adobe InDesign
  6. Click on Window > ResourceSpace
  7. Click on the menu icon and select 'Settings'
  8. Under 'Enter Server URL' enter the full path to your ResourceSpace installation login page e.g. https://resources.mycompany.com/login.php. Note that the '/login.php' at the end is important or you will not be able to import assets or change the plugin URL or download folder later
  9. Select the local download folder that imported assets will be stored in
  10. Click 'Apply'
  11. Enable the adobe_link plugin in ResourceSpace (system administrator)

  12. Log in to ResourceSpace
  13. Navigate to Admin > System > Manage plugins and enable the adobe_link plugin under 'Content Sharing'
  14. You can customise which file types can be imported into Adobe InDesign by clicking on the options link and editing the comma separated list of file extensions for both assets and Adobe document formats. Please note that the file extensions should be added in lowercase.

Using the plugin - Indesign

To import an asset, e.g. a jpg or png resource file
  1. Open Adobe InDesign
  2. Click on Window > ResourceSpace
  3. Log in to ResourceSpace if necessary
  4. Locate the required resource
  5. Click on the 'import' link against the image size you wish to import
  6. The image will be copied to InDesign. Note that if you already have a document open you will need to return to the document to see the copied file
To import an Adobe document from ResourceSpace into InDesign
  1. Open Adobe InDesign
  2. Click on Window > ResourceSpace
  3. Log in to ResourceSpace if required
  4. Locate the required resource
  5. Click on the 'import' link for the original resource file
  6. The document will be imported to InDesign
To save an InDesign document back into ResourceSpace

It is very simple to save a InDesign document into ResourceSpace

  1. Edit the InDesign file as required
  2. Save the file in InDesign as normal
  3. Click on Window > ResourceSpace
  4. Locate the relevant InDesign resource to replace
  5. On the resource view page, click the 'Save' button next to the 'Open'button
  6. Wait for the confirmation message that the file has been uploaded (for large files this may take some time)
  7. The preview images in InDesign may take some time to refresh, depending on server configuration. The resource log in ResourceSpace can be checked to ensure the file has been successfully replaced

To Change the ResourceSpace URL used by Adobe InDesign

  1. Open Adobe InDesign
  2. Click on Window > ResourceSpace
  3. Click on the menu icon and select 'Settings'
  4. Under 'Enter Server URL', enter the new path to your ResourceSpace installation
  5. Click 'Apply'

Using the plugin - Photoshop

To import an asset, e.g. a jpg or png resource file
  1. Open Adobe Photoshop
  2. Create or open a Photoshop file
  3. Click on Window > Extensions > ResourceSpace
  4. Log in to ResourceSpace if necessary
  5. Locate the required resource
  6. Click on the 'import' link against the image size you wish to import
  7. The image will be copied to Photoshop. Note that if you already have a document open you will need to return to the document to see the copied file
To import an Adobe document from ResourceSpace into Photoshop
  1. Open Adobe Photoshop
  2. Click on Window > Extensions > ResourceSpace
  3. Log in to ResourceSpace if required
  4. Locate the required resource
  5. Click on the 'import' link for the original resource file
  6. The document will be imported to Photoshop
To save a Photoshop document back into ResourceSpace

It is simple to save a Photoshop document into ResourceSpace

  1. Edit the Photoshop file as required
  2. Save the file in Photoshop as normal
  3. Click on Window > Extensions > ResourceSpace
  4. Locate the relevant Photoshop resource to replace
  5. On the resource view page, click the 'Save' button next to the 'Open'button
  6. Wait for the confirmation message that the file has been uploaded (for large files this may take some time)
  7. The preview images in ResourceSpace may take some time to refresh, depending on server configuration. The resource log in ResourceSpace can be checked to ensure the file has been successfully replaced

To Change the ResourceSpace URL used by Adobe Photoshop

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop
  2. Click on Window > Extensions > ResourceSpace
  3. Log in to ResourceSpace if required
  4. Close the ResourceSpace window
  5. Click on Window > Extensions > ResourceSpace again
  6. Click on the menu icon
  7. Under 'Enter Server URL', enter the new path to the login page of your ResourceSpace installation. Remember that the '/login.php' at the end is important or you will not be able to import assets or change the plugin URL or download folder later
  8. Click 'Apply'

Uninstalling the plugin from Adobe Creative Cloud suite

If you experience issues and want to uninstall the plugin from Adobe CC, or if you want to replace the plugin with a later version:-

  1. Close all Adobe CC programs
  2. (Windows) Navigate to
    [Program_Files folder]\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions
  3. (Mac) Navigate to
    Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions
  4. Delete the folder named 'com.DAMConnect'
  5. Launch InDesign and Photoshop to ensure the plugin is no longer present
  6. If the plugin still appears, try the following
  7. (Windows) Restart InDesign and quickly press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files
  8. (Mac) While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, restart InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files