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Indesign CS6 and relinking

Sep 16, 2012 10:17 PM

Tags: #indesign #cs6

Hello.

 

On a Mac (I haven't tried this on my PC)I have noticed a diference between CS5.5 and CS6 in regards to relinking files.

 

In CS5, when I would relink a file (or find a missing link), if the file with the same name of the file I was relinking was in the current folder I was in, the file would highlight - thus indicating the file is there and easily able to relink.

 

In CS6, however, the magic highlighting is gone. If you need to relink a file, and you search a large picture directory it can take awhile to find your file name and sometimes your file name is forgotten already when you press relink, even more at the top of the dialog box of your relink, the whole file name is not even shown. There is ellipsis and several of the characters and often I have files with similar names and it is hard to tell the difference.

 

I hope I am express the problem clearly.

 

And, I am hoping there is some help I can get on this!

 

Thanks, as always!

 
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    Sep 17, 2012 4:43 AM   in reply to ssALOIAS

    Does the Link Info pane in the Links panel help?

    When you select the link and then open the Links Info panel, it displays the full information.

     

    If you right-click, you can copy information from the Links Info panel.

     

    I hope that this makes it easier for you to relink.

     
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    Oct 14, 2012 1:11 PM   in reply to ssALOIAS

    Same problem but different cause:

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    I'm facing the same problem but not when i UPGRADE from CS4 to CS5.5, rather when i UPGRADED my OS X from 10.6 to 10.7 (go figure)...

     
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    Oct 14, 2012 6:27 PM   in reply to ssALOIAS

    No it was working befor and after i upgraded to CS5.5, the problem started after i upgraded my mac OS (from 10.6 to 10.7), that what i mean when i said "Same problem but different cause"... and i upgraded to 10.8 yesterday and still the same problem!!..

     
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    Oct 15, 2012 11:23 AM   in reply to m.ashkar

    You may find it useful to do a complete reinstall of the OS instead of just updating (no migration; clean reinstall of the OS and all applications). Contrary to Apple opinion it doesn't always work.

     
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    Oct 15, 2012 8:02 PM   in reply to Larry G. Schneider

    Thanks Larry, i tried but it didn't work ...

    it seems a common problem on the internet but no one solve it yet..

     
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    Dec 6, 2012 5:21 AM   in reply to m.ashkar

    I have the same problem. I've always found that highlight very useful, and now it's gone! (I upgraded from CS5 to CS6, but in this case it feels like a donwgrade...)

    Are there any plans to fix this?

     
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    Jan 12, 2013 12:56 PM   in reply to ineke_huibregtse

    Same problem here, most annoying! That feature was something I really relied on, working with files with hundreds of links. What's the deal, Adobe? - Where's the fix?? I've seen complaints about this issue dating back for months!

     
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    Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM   in reply to ssALOIAS

    I'm having this problem too. It's quite frustrating. Looking forward to the patch that fixes it.

     

    And please don't tell us this "feature" is only going to be available on the Creative Cloud version.

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 1:12 PM   in reply to ssALOIAS

    In CS 5.5 it used to re-link all files that were found in the folder of the link you just re-linked.  With one re-link action it would often re-link multiple links.  CS6 no longer appears to do this.  Has anyone else experienced this and do you know how to fix it?

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 1:24 PM   in reply to ssALOIAS

    On a Mac (I haven't tried this on my PC)...

     

    when i UPGRADED my OS X

     

    ...after i upgraded my mac OS...

     

    Yeah, I don't think it's a CS6 thing. It's working here in CS6 under Windows XP and 7.

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 10:16 AM   in reply to John Mensinger

    This is not an OS problem, it is an Adobe problem. Our studio is running Mac OSX 10.6.8 (and has been for a long time). We upgraded from CS5 to CS6 (skipped 5.5) and now have this problem.

     

    Adobe, please fix this ASAP in an update. This is one of those small things that really helps speed up your workflow and being without it is a pain in the R's.

     

    Cheers,

    Tom

     
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    Feb 21, 2013 7:12 AM   in reply to GrizzlyHippo

    Please tell me someone has figured this out?

     
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    Feb 21, 2013 8:00 AM   in reply to Designer@vlife

    I've found that if you press the Enter key the file, if present, will be loaded into the name field, but that's the best I can offer.

     
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    Feb 21, 2013 11:06 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    that was very helpful thank you

     
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    Feb 22, 2013 3:34 AM   in reply to Designer@vlife

    Sorry, Enter key does nothing for us here.

     

    Come on Adobe...

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 1:13 PM   in reply to m.ashkar

    Same problem for me, but on Windows 7:

    My original install was CS5.5 on Windows XP.

    Upgraded to CS6, still on Windows XP.  Problem didn't manifest.

    Got a new PC with a fresh install of Windows 7, installed CS6, and auto-relinking disappeared.

     

    Peter Spier's solution works for me.  I navigate to the folder containing the file, press ENTER in the blank name field, and it auto-populates with the exact same name and finds the file on its own.  Just hit ENTER again to confirm.  Thanks, Peter!

     
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    May 20, 2013 11:38 AM   in reply to ssALOIAS

    Just adding my voice to the chorus of people frustrated by this downgrade. Pressing Enter is no help on Mac, by the way.

     
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    Jun 11, 2013 8:25 AM   in reply to ssALOIAS

    Same problem when upgraded to CS6 (OS X).  Hoping for a fix or plug in or something.  Thanks.

     
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    Jun 21, 2013 11:58 PM   in reply to mgunnett

    Me too, in case Adobe is listening.

     
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    Jul 25, 2013 4:27 AM   in reply to ssALOIAS

    No. In CC suite it doesn't work too!! It's a big problem to my work!!

     

    Adobe says nothing? It's a bug and it's being fixed???

     
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    Jul 26, 2013 7:39 AM   in reply to bmgcardoso

    Hello,

     

    I have started to write a startup script that adds a contextual menu item. The menu item only appears when an image is selected. When the menu item is selected the user is presented with the open dialog but the only file that can be selected is a file with the exact same name as the image. This makes the searching for the broken link file a bit easier.

     

    We could add another menu item that relinks all the files in the same folder. The files would have to have the exact same name as the image in InDesign.

     

    The script will be free, if you would like try the script, I am keen to hear your feedback.

     

    http://www.kerntiff.co.uk/free-stuff/imagenavigator

     

    The link to the startup script is marked in red.

     

    P.

     
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    Jul 29, 2013 12:58 AM   in reply to Pickory

    Hi Pickory,

     

    We could add another menu item that relinks all the files in the same folder. The files would have to have the exact same name as the image in InDesign.

     

    Yes, please, that is the most important thing for us.

     

    Thanks for the good work,

    Tom

     
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    Jul 29, 2013 5:00 AM   in reply to GrizzlyHippo

    Hello,

     

    The startup script is now relinking mutiple files.

     

    Hold the alt key down when pressing the open button. The script will search the current document for images with the same name and relink them.

     

    Does the alt key have a special meaning for some image types?

     

    P.

     
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    Aug 12, 2013 1:25 PM   in reply to Pickory

    I BELIEVE THE ISSUE IS WITH THE OS, NOT WITH INDESIGN.

     

    I have one machine running snow and 5.5. It automatically highlights the file name of the missing link once you navigate to the folder.

     

    My other machine is running lion and 5.5 and 6. In neither InDesign 5.5, nor InDesign 6, does the file name automatically highlight.

     

    If this was a feature tied to ID 5.5, then it should continue to do so in Lion, which it does not.

     
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