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.
The file is over 70 pages and all pages are threaded. I have moved text boxes off of the page, deleted text boxes but the image is still listed as overset. I have no idea where ID thinks this images exists or if it exists at all. The links panel displays 2 occurances of the same image. The second one is the actual image I placed and displays as being on a particular page. Then there is a second occurance of the same image displayed as overset. This is what is very strange. All of the images are also anchored.
The page that contains the visible image is on page 25, which I have deleted. It no longer shows up in the links panel. But when I click on the other occurance in the Links panel, ID takes me to the end of the file, which is page 70 and highlights that last of the threaded text boxes. That text box has no indication of overset text or any anchored frames.
It looks like I have to recreate the file, another 6 hours of work after spending all day trying to resolve the issue. I wish it was as simple as just as reflowing it but there are too many column adjustments I had to make, which I try to stay away from, but could not avoid in this file. What is strange is that even after deleting all of the text in this file, all of the images are now listed as OV in the links panel instead of going away. This has happened in the past with InCopy stories but we have been able to delete the links from the panel. Unfortunately, I can't find a way to delete these image links from the Links panel despite the fact that they no longer exist. I will start with a new file and at least flow in the tagged text format but I am now on edge that this could happen again since I do not know the cause.
Just one layer and it is visible. Preflight indicates that there is no overset text. I spend much of my time troubleshooting for my clients and have been teaching ID for over a decade but this one has really got me stumped.