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Image Link Disappear when use Object Layer Options

Jun 27, 2013 9:52 AM

Tags: #cs6 #indesign_export



I am facing a critical issue here in InDesign. I've some links in InDesign, it's an Adobe illustrator image link which has multiple layers included.

when I export those link as IDMS and import it in indesign. And then change the object layer user Object Layer Options suddenly linkes gets disappears from Indesign link panel and now image is not linked from anywhere.


Detail Steps:

1) Create a Link has multiple layers in it. Leave couple of visible and other not visible

2) Save it as .ai file.

3) Import that link into InDesign.

4) Again export that link as InDesign snippet (.idms)

5) Import now that snippet into InDesign file.

6) Use Object layer option and change the layer visibility.

7) Link disappear from the link palette.


I don't see anywhere if it can be due to some settings before export or import.

Can someone help me out on this issue.


Thanks in advance


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    Jun 27, 2013 9:15 PM   in reply to Mac_06

    @Mac – cannot test yet, but will do…


    What exact version of InDesign is that? Version 8.0.0 or 8.0.1 ?
    If you are on 8.0.0 patch it to 8.0.1…

    What exact version of Illustrator?



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    Jun 28, 2013 2:48 AM   in reply to Mac_06

    Just had a chance to test here, and no there is no problem, but my versions of ID and AI are both patched to the latest updates. I suggest that you do the same as the first step and resave both your link and your snippet. If that doesn't solve the problem, try trashing the ID prefs. See Replace Your Preferences

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    Jun 28, 2013 8:15 AM   in reply to Mac_06

    I don't think you need to upgrade (that means spending money on a new version), just run the free updates so you have the latest patches for CS6.

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