4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2012 1:33 PM by phyllisj9 RSS

    InDesign & InCopy

    phyllisj9 Community Member

      Well this is an InDesign / InCopy question.  I'm working on a layout simultaneously with 2 editors (who are working in InCopy).  We're all on the same server.  BUT, tomorrow I need to work at home.  I can access the server from home, but I think it will be unsafe to try to save to my work server from home.  So I was going to copy the InDesign file locally and work on it there, then save it save to its original location.  Will this cause problems?  It means the editors will temporarily be accessing an outdated version of the InDesign file, but I think the actual work they do only affects the InCopy icml files.  Is this correct?

       

      Hope that question makes sense.

       

      Thanks, Phyllis

        • 1. Re: InDesign & InCopy
          BobLevine UGM

          That would be a major mistake, IMO. NEVER move an InDesign file that’s the source of an InCopy workflow.

           

           

           

          Nothing good can possibly come of that.

           

           

           

          Bob

          • 2. Re: InDesign & InCopy
            phyllisj9 Community Member

            Okay I guess I'll risk it then.  I just worry about working on a file that's being saved to an external server (it has to drag across the Internet before it can save!), but I'll give it a try.  I thought maybe local work + resaving would be safer.  I don't have any other options that I can think of.

             

            Thanks, Phyllis

            • 3. Re: InDesign & InCopy
              BobLevine UGM

              You can try it the other way if you really need to but I’d make sure EVERYTHING is backed up before doing so.

               

               

               

              Dropbox would be a better solution for this.

               

               

               

              Bob

              • 4. Re: InDesign & InCopy
                phyllisj9 Community Member

                We do have a perpetual backup of the server.  But maybe it'll be okay saving long-distance like that.  Doesn't Dropbox work the same way?  Maybe I'm just being overly paranoid about non-local servers.

                 

                Thanks, Phyllis