I have just installed InCopy CS6, and received an assignment from our designer, who created the document in InDesign CS5. I have successfully opened and edited the document, but the option to package (in any format - to Return for InDesign or Forward for InCopy) cannot be selected (greyed out). Any suggestions as to why this might be?
Thanks in advance!
I do not think the remote packaging is going to work for different versions.
The designer needs to upgrade to InDesign CS6. As an alternate to what you’re doing you could put everything in a dropbox folder, but I warn you, even at that, you’re likely to run into issues trying to work on different versions.
Thanks for your prompt response - and a lot more helpful than Adobe Tech Support, with whom I have spent 4 hours on the phone!!
So the company is planning to upgrade everyone who has Creative Suite CS to CS6, but has never used InCopy. We're trying to introduce InCopy and want to show how much easier it should make the designer's life. However, when I click on Package under the File menu, all the options are greyed out, including Forward for InCopy, which makes me wonder if it really is a version problem. The program wouldn't know if the next editor I was planning to send it to was on InCopy CS6 or not.
Also, is there more than one way for the designer to create an assignment? What is the difference, if any, between an ICAP and .icma file?
Here’s how it works.
The only way you can package for InDesign is if you are working on a package you received from an InDesign user. Likewise, the only way to forward a package to an InCopy user if you received an InDesign or InCopy package.
InCopy cannot be the beginning the step for a remote workflow.
The package (INCP) is the assignment but in it’s own wrapper.
I am working on an assignment that I received from the designer, an InDesign user. And as far as I know, I should be able to forward the package to another editor for further review, but that option is greyed out in my menu. Any suggestions on why that is the case?
We won't be starting any documents in InCopy - the designer will always get a Word document, which he will lay out in InDesign, and then create assignments for the editors.
We might consider just using a shared drive on our server. Is that what you mean by a Dropbox ype of workflow? Do you mean for the designer to just put assignments in a Dropbox folder or actually keep the projects in the Dropbox folder?