What kind of graphic are you talking about? In the Library panel (Illustrator) or CC Library panel (InDesign) graphics are identified with a small label to tell what their source is (Ai, ID, PS, SVG, etc.)
And even though you say you have the latest version, exactly what version of InDesign do you have? You can see it in the About InDesign choice under the InDesign menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows).
I'm trying to place some logos that are EPS files.
I have InDesign CC 2014 – 2014.2. Release – 10.2.0.69 Build
If the logos are from Adobe Illustrator, save them as AI files instead, and they should work. EPS is an old format, doesn't support transparency, and may not be supported in CC libraries.
I didn't know that about EPS, good to know!
That didn't seem to fix the drag & drop problem though.
Eps files can be transparent. But I am also having an issue with some eps files and CC Libraries in that I can put them in but when they are dragged out the eps is not there.
I wouldn't recommend EPS files for CC libraries. If these are Illustrator files, resave them in the AI format, and you'll have a much easier time.
EPS is a really ancient format for working with vector objects.
Eps files can be transparent.
A vector EPS can be a path with no background, but it can't include any live transparency effects, which is what Steve meant. When you save an EPS out of Illustrator the dialog forces you to choose a Transparency Flattener preset.
but when they are dragged out the eps is not there.
Does it place as a gray box with a question mark in the upper left corner? It may be the original has been moved or is not on a mounted volume. If that's the case the Links panel will show its status as missing with no image preview.
This item is missing and shows as a gary box even when the Display Performance is set to High Quality
Well that's interesting and good to know but we have to deal with lots of .eps files and don't have time to make them all into .ai files. However if that's what it takes we might have to. Thanks for your help.
Well that is also is good to know. Thank you
When we drag it out it just gives a grey box with a black outline and diagonal cross corner to corner. No question mark.
Some of the eps's are fine other are not. The eps file that I add is not missing so the connection is in tact when I add the eps to the cc library.
Thank you for your help.
The eps file that I add is not missing so the connection is in tact when I add the eps to the cc library.
The link might be OK when you add the EPS to the library, but it could be missing when you use the Library item later.
If you drag a problem EPS out of the library what happens if you select the EPS on the page and replace it via File>Place with the original?
I don't think that the graphic contents of the EPS is missing. It's just the preview.
To proof that one could drag an EPS out of CC Libraries and turn on Overprint Preview.
Or export to PDF. Then the contents should be visible.
At least it's worth a try…