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More than one person opening the same inDesign document.

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Jan 05, 2018

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inDesign used to block a person from opening a document if it was already open by another user.

Now it opens the document as a read only for the second person BUT there is no warning that it is read only, just a small box at the top says read only.

The second person can make corrections, but then they have to save-as which means there are two different versions.

This has screwed up several files for us.

On the last one a second person opened the document saw it was read only so he closed it, which made the first person's file suddenly say read only.

All the corrections were lost.

Can this be changed?

We are on the latest version and the documents are kept on a server.

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More than one person opening the same inDesign document.

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inDesign used to block a person from opening a document if it was already open by another user.

Now it opens the document as a read only for the second person BUT there is no warning that it is read only, just a small box at the top says read only.

The second person can make corrections, but then they have to save-as which means there are two different versions.

This has screwed up several files for us.

On the last one a second person opened the document saw it was read only so he closed it, which made the first person's file suddenly say read only.

All the corrections were lost.

Can this be changed?

We are on the latest version and the documents are kept on a server.

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InDesign is definitely NOT designed for multiuser access. This has always been true and nothing has changed.

That's why the InDesign - InCopy workflow was designed. Multiple people can be given assigments from the InDesign document to work on in InCopy, and they are then updated in the InDesign copy of the file.

How to create & use Adobe InCopy CC workflows - Adobe Support

InCopy is included in an Creative Cloud subscription, and an InCopy subscription is inexpensive. Down to $4.99 per month, based on an annual subscription:

https://indesignsecrets.com/adobe-reduces-incopy-cc-subscription-fee.php

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I am not about to tell everyone they have to learn InCopy. I am talking about corrections to a finished document. On older versions of InDesign the file would not even open up. Is there a preference we can change to make that happen again?

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There may be some server-side software that's having an effect on the opening process. But, as far as I know, nothing has changed on the InDesign side.

And because that workflow is clearly not supported by Adobe, you're on your own.

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Steve, I don't appreicate the tone that you are conveying with your replies. The fact is that in every previous version of InDesign, a user could not open a document that was already open by another user. This is crucial in my work, and for some reason, now it has been changed and done away with. I am not alone here which is why this thread exists so if you don't have an actual solution to this PROBLEM, then please don't make condescending remarks about it.

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I don't have a file server, but I shared a folder and opened a file in ID. When I tried to open it on the second computer, I got this dialog box:

A couple of things come to mind...

  • The files are being upgraded up to the new 2018 format. The file will show the title, but actually be an unsaved version of the file with [converted] on the end.
  • It's a server issue as Steve mentioned. It may be ignoring the lock file.

Just to be clear, we are not discussing a Dropbox or OneDrive type server--correct?

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I am the only designer working with 5 editors which all want to do the editing in adobe indesign, not incopy. We have had this issue once. We check files in and out and keep a version control system

what is the version controls system you have, can you show a screenshot of the folder that holds the indesign file and other?

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