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Why, when I place an image, is the box blank?

Feb 14, 2013 12:32 PM

Tags: #placed_graphic

In ID 5.5, I've got a document into which I'm trying to place a small image. I do File > Place, select the file (I've tried both .ai and .psd formats), then click in my open doc and move the highlighted image box to the proper location. As soon as I let go of the box, the image disappears, leaving only the highlighted bounding box. And then even that disappears.


I've tried playing with the layers, but haven't been able to solve it. (Just to clarify, if a particular layer is highlighted, then File > Place should result in the image winding up on that layer, right?)


Also, the circular "handle" for moving the image around is quite a way from the actual image/bounding box. Why is that? (I'm not a complete noob, but there's a lot to learn here.)


TIA for any assistance the collective wisdom can give me.

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    Feb 14, 2013 4:41 PM   in reply to zenmom042

    It sounds like maybe you are putting a large image into a small frame and only seeing the upper left corner, which happens to be transparent or white. What do you see if you click inside the frame with the direct select tool (white arrow)?

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