This is a new one for me. About a month ago, InDesign CS3 began dropping color from some objects (we build ads for a newspring tabloid), when the ads are copied from one doc to another. A black or yellow background will turn transparent in the new doc. This happens on both Intel iMacs (one 10.5.8, one 10.6.8). The doc is on a shared server (FAT) connected through an Apple timemachine router. I've used every possible combination of clipboard handling possible, no change. To make things worse, it's intermittent; sometimes color, mostly not. I've tried importing the patches from the original doc to the new before copy paste - doesn't help.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Could be it be that the color swatches are named the same in both documents, but have different definitons?
Thanks for the suggestion, Fred. It turned out to be a mismatch of object styles. Once I figured that out, reset the styles, no more problem. It took a while to track down though.