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Is there a way to add files to a package without repackaging in a new folder?

Jul 11, 2013 6:43 AM

Tags: #save #update #indesign #options #cs6 #package #repackaging

So I'm working on this promotional binder for a company. I'm working section by section including photos and whatnot. Anyways, I got to a certain point with one section and packaged everything so I could start anew the following day.

 

My question is this: is there a way for me to add files to the InDesign file I already packaged WITHOUT having to repackage in a new folder and archive the old one?

 

I mean it just seems to me that I SHOULD be able to select the package option and the work would repackage/update the package, much like a Word file would when you select the save button.

 

(And if there isn't, is someone at Adobe paying attention that could make this a possibility? That would be fantastic.)

 
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    Jul 11, 2013 6:48 AM   in reply to felluponthieves1

    It would have taken you less time to package the new file and delete the

    old one than it did to type that question.

     

    The answer is no, repackage it.

     
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    Jul 11, 2013 6:50 AM   in reply to felluponthieves1

    You can Add images to your package by using the Links Panel submenu (top right) and choose Utilities> copy links to...

     

    And you can select the images you want first - or don't select any to copy them all.

     

     

    Fonts - not so much.

     

     

    But that's one easy way to get new images into your packaged folder.

     

     

    But I don't like this to be honest. I much prefer creating a new Package and calling it "Version 2" or "Final Artwork" or something that is right by your file naming convention.

     
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    Jul 11, 2013 7:05 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    Yeah...go ahead an use the word final in a file name and see what

    happens.

     
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    Jul 11, 2013 7:13 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    I have lots of them "Final Artwork V1", "Final Artwork V2", "Final Artwork V3" - it's fun.

     
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    Jul 11, 2013 7:23 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    Smart to use numbers. Some people use letters and you run out of them

    after "Z"

     
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    Jul 11, 2013 7:31 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    I really think people should move to the abugida alphabet for file naming conventions.

     
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