10 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2011 6:40 AM by E Diane King

    Indesign file locks

    E Diane King Level 3

      I have several editors working on my InDesign files through InCopy. Some of them can open the ID file to edit in layout mode without locking the ID file from my use in InDesign, and some of them can't get into it if I have the file open and lock the file when they open it. I can't figure out what causes the difference. Is it the way I export the stories?  I love it when we can be in the file at the same time, so I'd prefer to go the route that allows that behavior. I do know that I can export assignments and that the editors can open those rather than the ID file, and depending on the workflow, I do use assignments, but I'm specifically trying to figure out why sometimes an IC user causes a lock on an ID file and sometimes they don't.  Any ideas?