So, there's been some kind of change in one of the updates to InDesign, I guess. I'm trying to make a couple edits to a text block in a file created in an older version of InDesign. When I try to make the changes, I get two messages: 1. "You must check out the contents of this frame in order to make changes. Check out now?" If I click yes, I get this message: "This story needs to be converted to 'InCopy Document" format in order to edit it.
I think it has something to do with the fact the text in the document is a linked text file. However, I've never encountered this in my older versions of InDesign and I have no idea how to move forward to make these simple changes.
Can anyone help me out with this (probably very remedial) issue?
Thank you in advance!
It's not just a linked text file but a linked InCopy file. You either embed it from the links panel or delete the reference from the assignments panel.
Part of the message seems to be telling you that you need to update the .icml file to the current version. If you no longer want to use the InCopy workflow (i.e. linked InCopy file), select the .icml files in the Links panel and choose "unlink" from the panel menu.
Thank you both. I did unlink the file and it works fine now. I have no idea how that happened. I never linked the file in the first place! Anyway, all is well now. Again, thank you!