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About the links

Jun 16, 2013 3:30 AM

When using CS5.1 and making the links, you have to put a picture you want to make a link in the same folder of which you are currently making. If you do not put a piture in the same folder and put it outside of the folder, Illustrator tries to find the similar or same-named picture from outside of the folder. Is it true?

 
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:14 AM   in reply to Mysweetfish

    Mysweetfish,

     

    The way I (mis)understand it, you can link to different images wherever you wish, independently of of another (File>Place, tick Link). Obviously, if you are going to send a document with links, it is easier to have linked images in the same folder.

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:14 AM   in reply to Mysweetfish

    Mysweetfish,

     

    You can use Replace in the Links palette flyout to replace dummy images with the right ones; it would seem safer to use different names, and you can have them in the same folder for easy replacement.

     

    Is there a special reason to use dummy linked images? One might imagine it would be easier/better to work on top of the real thing.

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 6:00 AM   in reply to Mysweetfish

    Mysweetfish,

     

    The point of using linked images is to keep the file size down, so it should make little difference.

     

    You may try a simple test by linking to the A images and to the B images and compare.

     

    You may also try to compare the time it takes to have the different kinds of images show when you change the screen view in different ways.

     
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