I've written about this before, thought it was solved, but it isn't.
I inserted grouped images into a numbered list, and anchored them according to instructions; first making place for the group by adding a few plain lines under the numbered item where I wanted the group, then inserting the group, then cutting it, placing the insertion point in the place I wanted the group to appear, pasting the group back, and voila...lovely anchored group. However, I've come to the conclusion that if I do that, I'd better realize it's FOREVER, because I can't seem to extricate parts of the group in case I want to change their order.
InDesign Help says to go to Object > Anchored Object > Release but my 'release' is GREYED OUT! Why? and nothing else that I've tried, works.
Could it be, that there is a frame around the entire page? I tried to delete that frame but when I try to, everything on the page isdeleted, and when I try to move that frame away, everything on the page moved with it.
I would very, very much appreciate if someone would try to answer me...it seems that I will have to repeat my work, if I can't get to the bottom of this.
Also, If you cut it and paste it elsewhere, you will usually see an second frame where your original frame was that it was being 'anchored' to - just delete that gohost frame and paste your object back in where you need it.
but now I remember what happens...whenever I try to run that update, I get an error message halfway through that says it encountered a problem and can't continue, or something of the sort. When I choose the option to retry, I get the message again shortly afterwards.
Do you think this is because I have other applications running at the same time as the update?
At any rate I'm soon getting a computer upgrade, so maybe that will solve the problem.
Thanks again everyone!
PS Alistair of course I meant, there is only one layer.
> encountered a
> problem and can't continue, or something of the sort.
I don't know, but someone else might know if you could come up with the
actual error message. Easy enough to find out, just try to update. I
think it would be important to know whether it's failing to download the
update or failing to install the update.
If I had to guess, it sounds like some kind of network issue. I have the
free AVG antivirus program on my wife's computer. It should be updating
itself every day with new virus definitions, but it fails periodically
when it can't make a (good enough, maybe?) connection. Maybe something
similar is happening to you, or maybe you're on a network, and your IT
people don't have it set up to allow ID updates.
Pegasus Type, Inc.
Unbelievably, the update just took! ...I was running it again in order to catch the error message that always comes up, but voila, instead I received a message that installation was complete, and when I checked, there it was, 18.104.22.1682.
Maybe it knew I was complaining about it, and was afraid.
Along similar lines as Susan, but no happy results yet!
I'm working in CS3 (5.0.04) on a PC. I have a crossword puzzle (originally a table before anchoring) anchored inline in my document. When I went to unanchor it, the option was just like Susan's--greyed out!
So, I followed Peter's directions, cutting and pasting to the pasteboard to try to make my edits. But no luck. It doesn't give me table options, won't let me unanchor, won't let me select anything other than the frame that holds it, and what's more, looks like an *image* in typical display - gritty edges, etc. Which it isn't! I built it for this doc...*sigh*
I'd love any ideas...I really don't want to rebuild this beast! Is there hope?
Thanks so much for being willing to take a look at it. You can find it at www.canonpress.com/LookHere/Chapter21.zip. The anchor that won't unanchor is on the last page of the doc. I also included the blank crossword it was built from to the right on the pasteboard.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving (I won't look for any feedback until next week :))!