What exactly are you opening? You do not open the ICML files.
Open the ICMA or INDD files.
It is indeed the ICML file I opened. When I look in my destination folder (where the assignments are stored) on my server, that’s all I see. So there should be a ICMA file somewhere?
If you actually created an assignment and added the content to it, yes.
Otherwise, open the INDD file in InCopy. There is zero reason to open an ICML file in InCopy unless it originated there and has not yet been placed into a layout.
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Thank you, thank you Bob. Now that I opened the actual InDesign file in InCopy, I see the page design and all the assignments.
That part was hard to catch if you were not listening closely in the “How the Workflow Works” video on “tv.adobe.com” that I was watching. It’s one sentence where it says “open up that same layout in InCopy, which means open up your native InDesign file that the assignments were made from.
Thanks for clarifying that step and I’ll certainly visit lynda.com with the link you sent.