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coober_pedy (A_T) adobeforums.com
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject: Missing tools in toolbar



The Line Segment, Rectangle Frame, Rectangle, Free Transform, Gradient and Zoom tools have disappeared from the toolbox.

In "Configure Plug-ins" there is a red exclamation mark beside the "Basic Tools.rpln" plug-in. Double-clicking it brings up an info page which says, "Errors: LoadLibrary failed A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed."

This was asked in a previous message, but was not answered.

Can anyone advise how to repair this .dll file or where to download a new version?

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Peter_Spier (A_T) adobeforums.com
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Missing tools in toolbar



Sounds like maybe you should do a repair from the installation disks.

Edit: But before you go that far, have you tried replacing your preferences? I don't know if corrupt prefs would cause a .dll load failure, but it's a lot faster to check that than go through the installation process if you don't need to.

Peter
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coober_pedy (A_T) adobeforums.com
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Missing tools in toolbar



How do I replace my preferences? I can't see anything in the edit preferences section.

Coober
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Peter_Spier (A_T) adobeforums.com
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Missing tools in toolbar

Fast way which causes you to lose any customizations if it turns out not to be the problem is to hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift IMMEDIATELY after launching InDesign and saying yes to the dialog asking if you want to delete your preferences. If you don't see the dialog, you weren't fast enough with the keyboard.

My preferred method, which saves your old prefs in case you want them back, is to close ID, open Explorer and make sure you are set to show hidden and system files, then navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Application Data\Adobe\InDesign\Version [no.] and rename the two preference files: InDesign Defaults and InDesign SavedData. The preferences will be replaced with a fresh set of factory defaults when you relaunch ID, but if that doesn't solve your problem you can always go back to explorer and throw out the new set and name the old ones back again, restoring any customizations. If new prefs solve your problem you should delete the renamed files.

It's a good idea to also export any custom document and printer presets from the appropriate Preset > Define dialog prior to doing a preference replacement. Then you can just go back to the dialog and select load and you won't have to recreate all those wonderful things you've made and saved, and that will be wiped out with the old prefs files.

Once you have a customized set of preferences which work, make a copy and store it somewhere on your system for easy retrieval and you can simply replace the two files with your good copies when things get funny.
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coober_pedy (A_T) adobeforums.com
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Missing tools in toolbar

Tried that, but no joy; tools still missing.

Guess I'll have to re-install.

Thanks for your help.

Coober
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Bob Levine
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Missing tools in toolbar

Just re-enable those plugins.

Bob
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