I'm laying out two language versions of an illustrated book. Because they're going to be printed with the same CMY plates (with just the black plates being switched between the languages), the color images need to be in exactly the same places in both documents.
I've found that the easiest way to do this is to first place an image in one language version and then copy it from there to the other document using "Paste in place". I just wanted to make sure that this is OK with regard to the color settings etc.
I'm guessing that ID either uses the same import settings for the second doc as the first one, or uses the default settings. But both would be OK, because I want the default settings anyway, with no conversions.
Have you considered using one document, with a layer for one language and a different layer for the other? But yes, you can copy between docs. Just make sure the image is available in the links manager.
Thanks! I might consider the layer approach the next time...
But yes, the images show up in the links panel just the same in both docs.