I'm working with a 2GB Indesign file
Graphics import to indesign via File>Place or pasted?
2 GB is astronomically huge for a .indd and means either the file is already corrupt, or you have countless pasted or embedded images/graphics, and is likely to become corrupt at any time.
Hi Peter, thank you so much for your reply. I was wrong, the file is 1.38 GB.
Let say that the file is somewhere corrupted, do you know if I can check and locate where the damage is? Even if I have to split the file in "n" pieces/pages.
Has Indesign a tool to optimize such kind of huge files?
Any help is appreciated, thanks!
Are there embedded images in the document (copy/paste) or are they placed and linked assets?
Anything even close to 1 gb is considered huge for an InDesign file.
Perhaps split the document into several smaller documents and use the book feature to print/pdf.
Anything over 200 MB is extremely large, and 200 mb would be pretty big, but not unheard of.
Since the file is not yest crashing, I would export to IDML and open that and save again as .indd for further editing. See Remove minor corruption by exporting
You can also break the file apart (do this on the new copy) by selecting pages in the Pages panel and using the Move Pages command to move them to a new file. Set up your new files using the same page settings as you have used in the original for master A. Other master pages and any defined styles (except [Basic Paragraph], if you altered that) will come along for the ride when you move pages. If you need to import the Basic Paragraph style you can do that from the Paragraph Styles panel flyout menu.
Both of them. The most of assets are placed as linked assets but, sometimes, I use copy and paste.
pasting should always be avoided for raster content, and should only be considered for vectors if you need editability of the paths inside InDesign (and even then, you may find it's best to create a new version in an illustration program and Place -- pasting has always come back to haunt me in the end when updating files).
It's also possible to embed a placed link from the links panel, but again, there is no good reason to do this.