Changing default file locations

New Here ,
Apr 21, 2018

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I use InCopy CC in a remote location on a PC with Windows 10, and the packages I receive are downloaded to the Documents folder under This PC. I would prefer to download them to Documents under OneDrive, for backup and accessibility. Is there a way to change the default location? I found a discussion about this from 2008 - can they really not have fixed this 10 years later?

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BobLevine Most Valuable Participant , Apr 23, 2018
May I make an alternate suggestion? Stop using this workflow and just save the InDesign and InCopy content into a OneDrive or Dropbox folder.Way more efficient.

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Advisor ,
Apr 23, 2018

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yes, sorry to say, this has not been changed in all this time.

Have you tried manually moving the InCopy Assignments folder created to OneDrive? (and each unpacked Assignment as it gets added?) Curious if that would work. That is, when choosing Return for InDesign, is InCopy smart enough to package the assignment in OneDrive.

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  1. Yes, that’s what I’ve been  doing, but no, InCopy is not smart enough to package the .idap assignment in OneDrive – it just tries to create another folder in This PC. Same for exporting to PDF.

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Apr 23, 2018

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May I make an alternate suggestion? Stop using this workflow and just save the InDesign and InCopy content into a OneDrive or Dropbox folder.

Way more efficient.

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Apr 23, 2018

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Yes, that's what I'm doing btut have to create a folder every time and for every PDF export and InDesign return. It's a nuisance.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Apr 24, 2018

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I don't think I was clear enough. Put everything into a Dropbox or OneDrive folder and SHARE it among the users. When it's time to edit something just open the InDesign file in InCopy.

As long as everyone has a decent internet connection the files should sync very quickly.

No packages, no assignments, no real hassle at all.

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New Here ,
Apr 24, 2018

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Aha, now I understand. Thank you. I'll discuss this with the production person. I'm not sure it wouldn't just offload the problem to her, as she does InDesign work for several magazines, not just mine.

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Apr 24, 2018

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It will make everyone’s life easier.

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New Here ,
Apr 26, 2018

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Thanks, Bob, this solution worked for us. For others reading this discussion later, note that assignments are still needed, but packages are not. It's overall a cleaner method than emailing back and forth.

-Masha

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Apr 26, 2018

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You really don’t even need the assignments but they do simplify things just a bit.

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