Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video 4. Round-tripping to INX and IDML, part of InDesign: 10 Tips for Troubleshooting Files.
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Here is another really great troubleshooting technique for InDesign files and…it's especially good when you have narrowed down the problem to one bad boy,…one problem child file. Your other files are working fine in InDesign but there…is something glitchy with one particular file.…Now for example, let's take a look at this file and I have found a glitchy file…for you to play with. It's inside your Exercise Files for the fourth chapter.…It's called FlyingMachine. Now here is the glitch. If you open up the Swatches panel, …you will see it just uses black and two Pantone colors but notice the…problem is that one is coated, one is uncoated. They are the same thing.…
So normally you would want to get rid of one of these. So I'm going to the…Swatches panel menu, choosing Select All Unused and yes, 282 U is not used, …so I want to delete it but it won't let me delete it. Now why won't it let me delete it? …I mean that color is not used anywhere in this document and you can verify…that by looking in the Separations panel or you can just select like obviously…
- Using a document's history to work through problems
- Creating a test user account to check for conflicts with other user settings
- Round-tripping a file to work out specific issues
- Locating and disabling third-party plug-ins to reset InDesign