Guys I am a bit lost, could not figure out how to "fix" (pin-down) an embedded AI file in ID.
Been drawing vector maps in AI, now composing in ID, I run into issues [CS6]:
1. the map is a large vector map with layers of info, regions and roads
2. In ID, the same map is used in various zooms in their widows, where, selective layers are hidden, using "Object Layer Options..."
3. Hide a layer and the content shifts!!
Question: Is there no way to pin-down-linked-content !!
So here is the logic I tried to imagine and invented a fix, but since the fix is working, it seem a bad logic or at least there should be some option to simply pin-the-content
1. Ensure the layers all extend equally (or at least the ones you plan to hide) in all directions (x and y)
2. Hiding a layer should not affect the "bounds" of the remaining (visible) content. If it does it will effect a shift in content in ID
This fixed worked and so I extended the object (luckily it was a background large rectangle) to full bounds of the content. Phew!
(corrected embedded to linked) edited by: Nikhil Varma
Sounds like perhaps you selected "Art" or "Bounding Box" for the crop option when you placed the graphic. Changing layer visibility would change the dimensions of those crop boxes.
Thanks for a quick and accurate reply!
My problem is solved (learned yet another crucial detail).
Such details that give unexpected results should not be hidden under some [tick] that comes only once at import time, a tick that does not inform but just tells "oh btw there are more options".
The default behaviour imo for this dialog is incorrect and counter intuitive as a "default" - by placing (linking) who in the world wants the frame to adjust to the art work? If that be so, it would be good only if original content changed, not when some layer is turned off!"