InDesign 2021-InCopy 2021 issue. Assignments don't create links

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Nov 04, 2020 Nov 04, 2020

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I have created a document in InDesign 2021, which I'm trying to share with my colleague to do the text editing in InCopy. But no matter what I do and how I go about it, no links are created. What am I doing wrong?

This is what I have tried so far:
Selected the text frame...

  • Edit -Incopy - Add selection to assignment (I have tried all alternatives here)
  • From the Assignments Panel - clicked the New Assignment symbol. Save
  • From the Assignments Panel - dropdown menu - add to assignment. Save 
  • Dragged the selected text frame to Unassigned InCopy Content in the Assignment panel, then save.

The assignments show up in the Assignments panel, but they are greyed out, and so are all options like check out and update content.
The text frames are missing the icon that shows they are linked.
They do no show up in the Links panel

I would be very grateful for figuring out why I can't create linked files.
Thank you,

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