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Image in Links panel displays as overset but may not exist

Apr 19, 2012 1:36 PM

I am having a serious problem with an InDesign file and of course the blueline corrections were due half an hour ago. An image is appearing in my links panel as hidden in overset text. There is no overset text showing in my preflight profile. I can't go to the image since it gives me an error message indicating that it is hidden in overset text. This appeared for the first time in the file a couple of hours ago during which time, I have not placed any images.

 

Exporting to idml, deleting prefs and other types of options has not helped including going to the structured panel and trying to find the file or preceived file by ID in the Story editor. Is there any other way to remove this image from the Links panel? I believe this is what is also causing my system to slow to a crawl. This is a college schedule which has been linked to InCopy files. I have deleted the links to InCopy in case that was part of the problem but nothing seems to make a difference.

 

This is a Mac using InDesign CS5.5.

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 19, 2012 1:38 PM   in reply to dcald

    What happen when you moves the pages in the new document?

     
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  • John Hawkinson
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    Apr 19, 2012 1:42 PM   in reply to dcald

    A screenshot would help.

     

    You could also unzip the IDML, find it, edit the idml to remove it, and re-zip.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:15 PM   in reply to dcald

    change the extension from IDML to zip with renaming ....then use any unzipping utility to open the file component.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:17 PM   in reply to dcald

    also, can you check after deleting the page ...which page has that link......?

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:23 PM   in reply to dcald

    is it possible to share the file?

     
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  • John Hawkinson
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:49 PM   in reply to dcald

    The file is over 70 pages and all pages are threaded.

    Does that mean it is a single story? You could export the story as InDesign Tagged Text, and then import it to a new document.

     
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  • lilia@
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    Apr 19, 2012 4:15 PM   in reply to dcald

    do you by any chance have any layers hidden? the image/s could be on there... and what about the preflight panel... is should tell you where it is.

     
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  • John Hawkinson
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    Apr 19, 2012 10:27 PM   in reply to dcald

    Well, if you post a link to the file we can try to draw some conclusions...

     
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