1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 20, 2016 5:49 AM by Steve Werner

    Anchored Linked Text Object do NOT updating text content. How to do it right?

    MatejKriz Level 1

      Hi. I'm using InDesign CC 2015.2 (11.2.0.100 x64 Build)

       

      I'm combining this two features: "lined content" + "anchored object"

      When I combine this two, text content of duplicated frames in never updated after that.

      AnchoredLinkedTextObject.jpg

      Try it your self:

      TEST 1: Common usage:
      1. create TEXT FRAME and fill it with text.
      2. Edit > Place and link ... place a linked duplicated frame somewhere.
      3. in Links Panel are now created two new links: one for object "Internal Linked Object", second for story inside object "Internal Linked Story"
      4. Modify source TEXT FRAME content (rewrite some texts)
      5. in Links Panel > "Internal Linked Story" is modified > Update link

      This works fine. Text content of frame is updated.

       

      TEST 2:

      BUT now try to place source TEXT FRAME to another text like a anchored object.

      1. create two TEXT FRAMES and fill it with text.
      2. place one inside another like anchored object
      3. Select anchored text frame > Edit > "Place and link" is disabled (grayed out) ... but you can still use Collector tools to place a linked duplicated frame somewhere.
      4. in Links Panel is only one new link created now: "Internal Linked Object" ("Internal Linked Story" is missing)
      5. Modify source (anchored) TEXT FRAME content (rewrite some texts)
      6. in Links Panel > Update link

      This never updates text content.

       

      I also discovered more buggy behavior:

      When you only change position of anchored source TEXT FRAME, your link ("Internal Linked Object") suddenly completely disappears from the list.


      Please try I it your self somebody. Is it the same in your case too?