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Automatically checking-out an article when placing it by using Smart Connection for InDesign

Automatically checking-out an article when placing it by using Smart Connection for InDesign

When placing an article from the Smart Connection panel onto the layout in InDesign, the default behavior is that it is automatically checked-in. To start working on the article, it needs to be checked-out first.

To change this behavior so that a placed article is automatically checked-out, enable the following option:

Info: The information presented here applies to the following versions of Smart Connection:

  • Smart Connection 9
  • Smart Connection for Adobe CC
  • Smart Connection for Adobe CC 2014
  • File: WWSettings.xml file
  • Name of option: CheckOutOnPlace
  • Location: anywhere between the <Settings> </Settings> tags
  • Example:

<SCEnt:CheckOutOnPlace/>

Important: Make sure to validate the WWSettings.xml file for correct content. See Validating the WWSettings.xml file.

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