Hi I've created a workbook which has lots of design elements, photos and links that are all contained together in a google drive folder. I have shared the folder to my colleague so she can proofread and edit the workbook. She spent 7 hours editing but for some reason the file didn't save. We are not accessing the file at the same time so I was under the impression like any other document saved in google drive we should both be able to access to make changes and then save as required?
Goggle Drive has proved very difficult for many people. It's not recommended. There are many other cloud systems which work much better - for example, DropBox, or the Files space that comes with your Adobe Creative Cloud account.
Do you mean her edits didn’t save to her local drive, or the file didn’t sync to the Google server?
I assume she is editing an InDesign file. You can also collaborate by saving the project to your user/Creative Cloud Files folder and sending an invite.
At this time all cloud storages for InDesign is only "storage-toy". You're need to have network with your colleague, use it some VPN for this (not VPN for hiding, I'm about real VPN like Kerio Control).