Is there a way to consolidate artwork when collecting multiple files created in InDesign?
Quark does this, easily and efficiently; when you collect multiple files into the same folder it won't duplicate identical linked graphics or fonts. InDesign, however, seems to want each file in its own folder, which precludes merging components.
I'm about to collect 25 separate, but nearly identical files, but between them there are only three unique pieces of background art, and I'd like not to gather (package) and send 25. Likewise with the fonts. Please let me know. Thanks.
Add them to a Book (.indb) file, then package the Book. You can delete the book after. Don't synchronize anything or update numbering when adding the files.
Thanks. Haven't messed with (or even seen) that feature. Never had the need before. It's a bit of a hassle, but went faster than I thought. I was pleased that all the files were collected ("packaged") and saved individually, which I guess is necessary since I didn't consolidate styles or anything.