(You might want to change your screen name, I suspect the forum administrators may view "PLS@adobe.com " as inappropriate.)
But if an imported assignment is edited in InDesign and then reopened in InCopy, the InCopy file only keeps the used paragraph styles and character styles and loses all others along with the fixed text area width that was created in the template?
That is not supposed to happen.
Btw, I am currently using InDesign CS5 and writers are using trial for InCopy CS6.
This is not a supported configuration. I suspect it is the source of your problem....try the trial of InDesign CS6 and see if it solves your problem?
Going to try this...hoping its not a compatibility issue though, because then I would need to get my boss to upgrade our software again which could be a hassel.
I am also not sure what is inappropriate about my screenname? PLS Inc is my company's name, which is an abbreviation for Petroleum Listing Service...
(screenname was defaulted to my adobe.com login? should be fixed now...)
Tried your idea to used InDesign cs6 with InCopy cs6 and it didn't work, gave me the same results from InDesign cs5 to InCopy cs6
That would be more of a work around than a solution for me...i would still like to be able to see my original formating in InCopy, what it currently does is pointless if i've created a template...or at least it would be nice if it actually adapted my InDesign layout into the layout view...
Are you the same Bob Levine from http://www.theindesignguy.com/? I came across your website the other day...I have been looking for a publishing solution that would make things more efficient between the designers, writers and our website..hence the InCopy trial...which we may consider adopting the vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform...but I'd rather use a CMS system that would speak directly to InDesign & our website (minus InCopy)... Do you offer any solution?
Thanks to both of you for your help...but would anyone have an answer?
Yes, that’s me.
I’m sorry, but what you’re trying to do is not the way it’s supposed to work. InCopy is designed to work with InDesign.
Once that content is in an InDesign layout, opening the InCopy file on its own is not the standard workflow.
Why do you want to see the original formatting when that’s not the final intent?