Thank you DarkstarDesigns and quickandeasy.
Your replies made me see that out of the 3 templates I downloaded, this particular “problem” template I was addressing is actually not a problem at all. It just happened to be so photo-heavy in its setup / preview that I panicked when it was downloaded and looked so drastically different. I see now that the layout is the way it should be.
I’m new to this creative area.
Thanks again for your responses.
Hello, I purchased and downloaded the magazine layout called “Professional Design Magazine Template” from graphicriver. I have InDesign CS5 and was able to see it as shown in the website sample. Now when going to open it a second time and thereafter, there are no images or background images. Just text and image place holders. I did not change or save it as something else, so what happened? I even downloaded it again and it looks the same way. How could it open the first time only. I downloaded 2 other layouts from graphicriver and they work fine. HELP …IMMEDIATELY…PLEASE!