I can no longer save as and place images on ta page using Indesign

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I am trying to save as and place an image in idesign but the dialog boxes are not coming up. Is there anything that I can check to resolve this problem?
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Is the Place action blocked in other InDesign documents?

If yes: Try to remove InDesigns preference.

If no: You you happen to have a locked layer selected?

If this problem still exists, please tell if you are on a mac or a pc.

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Sorry, the client took a little longer than expected to come back with any results but this is what they have said after trying your post;

" I've given it a go, it really doesn't seem to be anything to do with the file being locked or being marked as read only
 
Any other ideas?"
Is this only happening with this one file? If so, something may have happened to it.

There is one trick which might help in this case. Try Export > InDesign Markup if you are using CS5 or Export > InDesign Interchange (CS3&4).

Close everything in InDesign and Open this new file. Chances are that it will be a healthy one and then you save it as InDesign file.
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Okay, I exported a file as an InDesign Interchange type. However I still can't use Open, Save As or Place as the file dialogue box doesn't appear
Is this the only file that behaves like this?

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No there are serveral files like this. And I am using InDesign CS3
Ok. Are any files bahaving ok?
New files fine?

I am trying to find a pattern here.

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Nope, sorry, still no dialogue box even with a new document.
I have even uninstalled and ran Adode clean to make sure there are no other outstanding files laying around.
I am back from vacation and want to continue to try to solve this.

I just read through the discussion here. Is it correct that the files can not be saved nor files placed into it both for you and your client? If that is the case something must be wrong with the file. If it's only for you it must be something on your computer.

If the files are giving both of you trouble, can you send me one file to check out?

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Here is a caopy of a file for you to work with.
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Can I email it to you as it is not a recognised format.
My email is: sigurarm@islenska.is

But you can also upload after you have changed the .extension to .jpg and post what the original extension was.

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I have emailed it to you on the 17/08/2010. I am now uploading it again and i have also changed the .extension.
I don't find any mail from your at all. Looked everywhere, spam etc.

Also, I don't see your upload with a new extension.

My mail: sigurarm@islenska.is
Got the file.

No problems here with this file. The picture frame is defined as a button but you can convert it to normal with right-click > Interactive > Convert from Button in CS3. Slightly different procedure in CS5 where you can do this in the Button panel.

Place and Save as... are no problem either.

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Hello,

 

I have an older file, I have now installed the software on a different machine but still the dame thing.
The file is not a button only is just a regular file sometimes and requires a file placing in there from time to time
 

Thanks

Sylvester Lake

One more thing that comes to mind.

When I opened the file it asked for a font that I did not have so Myriad Pro was used instead.

What happens if you use a different font all together? It is always possible that the font is the culpit (as well as font cache and all that stuff)

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That does not seem to be working, but the user said they will have to live with it like that.
It would be interesting to make a new user on that mac and try to open the files from there. It takes only a few minutes to do that experiment.

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We do not have a MAC to try this on unfortunately. So I am unable to recreate what the user is doing.

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