So I am surprised I have not found answers to this problem since it came out of nowhere! I am hoping I overlooked an answer and this will be resolved.
I use Indesign and Illustrator daily (hourly). When I present my Illustrator work -often on may artboards- I select the artboard I want to place and do that for all my artboards. This saves me time and is great because when I updates my artboards my file auto updates from my Illustrator file. I am sure many of you do this as well.
The other day while working on a large presentation I went to Place an AI document with many artboards but to my surprise the file only showed 1 option. It was also unreadable (it had gibberish on it). To remedy this I simply saved the file as a PDF. However, I really would like this function back since it saves me some time.
I tried placing old files that I knew worked in the past and they worked fine. New files do not.
can you post some screenshots of the issue?
What's the exact version of InDesign, Illustrator and operating system?
Are you saving the Illustrator files with PDF compatibility? If not, you will not be able to place them.
InDesign only reads the PDF portion of the AI file.
Yes, I was. This is why I thought it was so odd.
However, after my Windows updates yesterday everything is back to normal! Tried to reproduce the problem with the problem files. Can't. Thanks for all your help.
The Illustrator and Indesign were the latest CC versions.