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Disappearing text

New Here ,
Jun 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018

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When I'm editing in InCopy, blocks of text disappear for several minutes before reappearing. The most recent edits sometimes aren't saved. Why did this start happening, and how can I address it?

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Jun 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018

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Well you could start with what version of InCopy, what version of InDesign, what operating system

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Jun 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018

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Sorry, it’s IC and ID 13.0.1, and Windows 10.

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Jun 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018

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First things first. Update to 13.1

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Jun 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018

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There was a miscommunication on our end; we ARE on 13.1. Our designer said that’s when our problems started—both the disappearing text blocks and the assignments menu bug (reported in April).

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Jun 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018

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Are you using assignments or just opening the INDD file? FWIW, I recommend opening the INDD file directly in InCopy.

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Jun 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018

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We’re creating copy directly in InCopy. The InCopy file (.icml) is then being imported into InDesign and not showing in the Assignment panel.

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Jun 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018

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Oh that…yes, it’s bug and a known issue with literally no workaround but placing the file, unlinking it and then exporting it back out.

Already reported but feel free to upvote it. https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/34016665-placed-icml-files-do-not-appear-in-the-assignments

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Jun 22, 2018 Jun 22, 2018

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Thanks, but that’s the other of the two bugs we’re trying to get answers on. The one I was asking you about is the disappearing text blocks. When we’re editing, paragraphs of text temporarily disappear.

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Jun 22, 2018 Jun 22, 2018

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And I asked you about your workflow and you still haven't answered it.

Are you opening INDD files or ICMA files?

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