Same precise OS version and same precise font version?
[Are you sure?]
What are they?
Same InDesign/InCopy version, too? (126.96.36.1993?; hold down cmd/control and select About InDesign to check.)
I am on OS 10.6.8; InDesign 188.8.131.525
Senior Editor is on OS 10.5.7; InCopy 184.108.40.2065
Our fonts are precisely the same.
7.0.0 is fairly dated. 7.0.3 fixes a huge number of problems, and 7.0.4 a few more. I would strongly urge you both to update to 7.0.4 before pursuing this problem any further.
There are minor variations in fonts. When you hit Cmd-I in Font Book, it gives you info like this:
Full name Utopia Std Caption Version Version 2.050;PS 2.000;hotconv 1.0.51;makeotf.lib2.0.18671
I guess it would still be good, even if they are exactly the same, to know what font is causing you the problem. It might be an issue specific to the font...
Is 7.0.4 CS 5.5? Or CS6?
None of the above. CS5 is 7.0, and 7.0.4 is a free maintenance update from 7.0 (CS5).
CS5.5 is 7.5 (current is 7.5.3), and CS6 is 8.0 (8.0.370).
See Help > Updates.
Mary, did the update solve your problem? We have the same ghosting issues with our magazine articles. The running page has a header and the opening pages are based on the running pages. The opening page always shows the header ghosted even though it does not appear on the master. This causes a lot of unnecessary back and forth between the editors and page designers. Oh, we are also using 5.5 indd and incopy.
Ran the Updates. The InCopy and Indd CS5.5 are now updated to 7.5.3. No more ghosts. Thank you.