InDesign styles always override identically named InCopy styles. Create new styles for non-hyphenated text.
Thank you! As far as the text area resetting, it seems to happen when the designer checks out the InCopy file, makes an edit and checks it back in. Because we're saving it from InDesign, I assume something is overriding the custom width created in InCopy. Is there any way to fix it so that doesn't happen?
How are the InCopy users checking out this content?
If they are opening the ICML files directly they are doing it wrong. They should be opening the INDD file or you should be creating an assignment for them to open.
Finally, is everyone on the same version?
We were all on the same version, but now we're not (designers are still using CS6 while writers have cloud). But we were having this issue when we were all on the same version too...
I guess our issue is with multiple ICML files that need to fit within one ID file. Not all are linked to the ID file. We usually link one version in the art and the other versions are left as ICML files. The issue is that the width doesn't change for the ones left in IC, but the one that is linked is having the text area width revert back to the default. Why would IC let you change the text area width if it just reverts back to the default when you link it in ID?
Maybe we need to link all versions.
That’s a pretty poor workflow; yes, you should be working on one version linked to the InDesign file and everyone should be on the same version. I cannot stress that enough since the text engines do change from version to version.
CS6 is included with Creative Cloud subscriptions and if the designers refuse to move forward, the writers need to move back.
The width in InCopy is irrelevant once it’s placed in InDesign. It’s for reference only for writers that are creating original material to be placed. They can have a better visual representation of what it will look like in InDesign.