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Unable to delete links: "XML structure element, not in layout"

Jan 21, 2011 10:33 AM

Hello all,


I'm having an issue in InDesign where I'm unable to delete links appearing in multiple files that have even made their way into one of our templates. They do not list a page number where the object appears and clicking on the "< >" does nothing.


A cursory search of the InDesign forum yielded two results, both of which were answered by having the OP go into the document structure and delete stories from the Root (see below). In my document, however, there is NOTHING listed under Root in the structure. Where are these files and how do I get rid of them?


I'd really like to eliminate this problem before it spreads further. Any help?




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    Feb 3, 2011 12:06 PM   in reply to mattaca

    Looks like this might have to do with tracked changes, which is something I've yet to play with. Can you do something like accept the changes, or stop tracking, and make the links go away?

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    Feb 4, 2011 5:21 AM   in reply to mattaca

    Amazing, I ran into the same problem today, and you posted this yesterday. Many thanks for the solution.

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    Jul 18, 2011 11:43 AM   in reply to mattaca

    Thank you! this was really bugging me.

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    Apr 7, 2013 1:43 AM   in reply to mattaca

    Solved my problem today as well, so that makes three of us.

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