Version control and duplicating files and links in InCopy

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Aug 24, 2018 Aug 24, 2018

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Hi, I am working with a colleague to create booklets that run termly and am coming across issues between versions either within InCopy or between InCopy and InDesign.

One example is as follows: I set up a fresh document (based on the previous term's file) and save it for my colleague to work on in InCopy, which works fine. The issue arises when I then open that file in InDesign after he has worked on it and click to update the contents, it loses his updates and reverts to old content.

Another example is: When my colleague has finished updating a version in InCopy, he'd like to be able to go back a version to check something or to simply work on that previous file, but he can't because although he may have saved later versions of the InCopy file, the links are for the latest version rather than the one he has opened to work on.

My final example is: once a project is complete, how do you save the file and links so that you can use it next term? For instance, in InDesign, you 'package' a job once completed, which gathers everything used into a new folder for print or later use.

I hope all that makes sense?!

Thanks,

Mark

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 24, 2018 Aug 24, 2018
Assuming you’re working on some type of server or even Dropbox, make sure everything is syncing properly and that your colleague is opening the INDD file, checking out the content and then checking it back in.InDesign and InCopy have a track changes feature. Use it.Finally, I would never re-use a file like that. In fact, when a project is done, it’s best to delete all of the InCopy links to avoid having them changed.

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Assuming you’re working on some type of server or even Dropbox, make sure everything is syncing properly and that your colleague is opening the INDD file, checking out the content and then checking it back in.

InDesign and InCopy have a track changes feature. Use it.

Finally, I would never re-use a file like that. In fact, when a project is done, it’s best to delete all of the InCopy links to avoid having them changed.

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Sep 24, 2018 Sep 24, 2018

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I am at the point of no return with conflicts between my InDesign files and InCopy. I must have a problem with different versions. I have decided I don't need Incopy and I just want to eliminate it. I can uninstall the software, but what happens to my files that are linked to InCopy. I tried using the track changes feature, etc. Nothing works and I would give anything to have never installed Incopy. I am using Adobe CC 2018 InDesign and I am an experienced user. Since the Adobe "customer care" line is a total joke, I need to rely on fellow users. Any help you can give me might mean the difference between making a deadline or not. Thank you.

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Sep 24, 2018 Sep 24, 2018

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Your post makes zero sense. Please take a deep breath and give us a detailed explanation of what’s happened.

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I appreciate your observation that my request for assistance made zero sense, Bob. I clearly need to work on my communication skills. As for taking a deep breath, I am breathing just fine – but thanks for your concern. I’m sure I can work through these pesky little glitches when I’m feeling more rational. In the meantime, I’ll let you respond to the many folks who have problems that are more worthy of your valuable time.

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