I am facing problems while exporting all stories on a document as incopy files. I am using Edit->Incopy->Export->All stories & graphics command. The document contains a lot of out of page text boxes and a huge linked story flowing through a number of linked textframs, This linked story makes actual content. The story also contains inflow images & tables. While performing above export command I get incopy files for all graphics and out of box textboxes but not for the major linked content.
This is a document provided by one of my client. I am actually a plugin developer and don't have very deep designing knowledge. I am trying to figure out what could be the possible reasons for this issue.
I have tried same command with only two text box as linked frames. It creates the incopy file. What I could have done wrong with my document. Any suggestions will be welcome.
I compared the attributes for textframes. Both textframe has similar attributes. I done some more test and figured out that 'Incopy' option is not visible becuase the textframe contains tagged content bound to a xml. I was able to export this textframe as incopy document as soon as I untag the frame, though my requirements don't allow me to do so. Any ideas how to export this textbox as a Incopy (icml) without disturbing the XML structure ?
Well, this sounds like a bug, and you'll need to contact Adobe Support and get a bug filed in order to have it fixed.
If you can produce a small reproducible test case and export it as a snippet, you could paste it here and we could look at it.
You can probably generate the InCopy ICML file by hand though. Export your story as a snippet, then remove the XML, then export your story as InCopy. Then edit the ICML file in a text editor and paste in the appropriate portions of the snippet.
This is not an acceptable workflow and I don't know how far it is going to get you (perhaps InCopy will choke on the same XML for the same reasons?).
You are using the current version? 7.0.4 or 7.5.1?
I again encountered same problem a few days back and figured out what is going on.
Linked tagged textframes which are tightly bound with xml structure can not be exported to InCopy only when xml structure has missing start or end tags.
This case may arise when content xml is poured in the linked textFrames then part of the content(para or image caption) is moved into different non-linked textframe. This action leaves a placeholder tag in linked frame(used to move content back in place if, ever, newly created frame was deleted) which create inconsistency in xml structure.