We prepress several stores, and then place them on a larger document for output. The layouts are imported into existing picture boxes, and there are color bars between, so they must be placed precisely within the box. In Quark, I was able to circumvent this by modifying the location of the imported files, deleting, and saving this new location in my template. This doesn't seem to work in ID (we are using CS6). Is there a way to control this? I know that we can use Paste Into to get a second copy to use the same formatting as the previous file, but if every store is different, that won't help us (the box doesn't remember the location if another layout is imported there). Any other suggestions? Am I missing a basic keystroke, or is this something that would need to be done through scripting?
Okay, here you go... we have about 30 different templates (3" wide per space, 3 1/4", etc. and 3 different plate sizes). The files to be imported are always the exact same size (in most cases, they are 2.875" x 22.125"). The color bars must be there, and are in a precise location, but obviously cannot cut off the information on the side. What I need is a way to always have the file that is pasted into a particular box be placed in precisely the same way. The screen shot I'm including shows how it's coming in now.: slot 1 is positioned properly. We copy and paste it into slot 2, and it runs into the color bar, even using Paste Into. The contents will almost always need to be nudged over -.0118", so we would like to either build that into the file, or at least find a way to copy and paste the position from one box to the next.
I did try Object > Fitting, but there doesn't seem to be a combination that puts the files in the right place. :-/
Thanks for your help!
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