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Mar 28, 2013 9:04 AM

Tags: #links #update_links


   This will sound mundaye to most, but i assure you it isn't for my work flow. Every 6 weeks, we update a file that is linked to around 1000 documents that we need to update 1 by 1 throughout the 6 weeks.


I just upgraded from CS3 to CS6 so i am unawate if CS4 or CS5 behaved this way.


In Cs3, when i would open a document it would be viewable in the background along with the links in the link pallettethen as image on left. in CS6 you get nothing as image on right to indicare what links!. So is there no way for us to have it this way so we know whats been updated without first hitting DONT UPDATE, then checking all the links and updating accordingly. This is a real inconvenience x 1000!




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    Mar 28, 2013 9:16 AM   in reply to mcm_art

    First, checking for links is now a preference item (as is whehter ID will simply do the update automatically when the file is opened).


    Second, can you explain why it would not be good to simply go ahead and update the links? Is there a reason you would want to open a file with out-of-date links still in place?

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    Mar 28, 2013 11:30 AM   in reply to mcm_art

    I'm not sure what fix you are looking for. Previewing the panel isn't really helping you in CS3 to update only selected links.


    I think you should try changing the prefs to NOT check for missing or modified links when opeing files, then you can have the links panel open and see what has changed as before, but yes, at that point you have to manually step in and update the ones you want to fix. NOT fixing a modified link doesn't seem productive to me though. If the client didn't order an update, why was it modified? And further, if the link is missing or modified, it won't print or export properly.

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