4 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2011 9:59 PM by Haakenlid

    Delete links

    xmlapi

      Our designer sent us a Indesign file and with it a Document Fonts and Links folder.

       

      I noticed that some of the images in the indesign file are the images in the links folder. However, when I delete the links folder, Indesign complains the Links are missing however the images are still displayed in the indesign file. How do I remove the Links folder and link references but keep the images displayed in the indesign file? I tried to delete a link from the Links panel but deleting it also deletes the image from the Indesign page.

        • 1. Re: Delete links
          John Hawkinson Level 5

          Is this a scripting question in sheep's clothing?

           

          It sounds like you're trying to Embed the link? Use the links panel flyout command to do so.

          • 2. Re: Delete links
            xmlapi Level 1

            The linked file is a PSD which is large. If I embed the file, the size of the template also becomes large. I'm guessing the only way is to export it as a JPEG from Photoshop and then embed it?

            • 3. Re: Delete links
              John Hawkinson Level 5

              Again, why is this in the scripting forum? It does not seem to have anything to do with scripting.

               

              Your question just isn't clear.

               

              If you delete the link without embedding it, of course things won't work.

              If you embed the link in the layout, of course the layout will grow by the size of the image.

               

              How else could this work?

               

               

              Since your question doesn't make any sense, perhaps you could explain what you are trying to actually accomplish?

              • 4. Re: Delete links
                Haakenlid Level 3

                I noticed that some of the images in the indesign file are the images in the links folder. However, when I delete the links folder, Indesign complains the Links are missing however the images are still displayed in the indesign file.

                What you see in InDesign when the link is missing is a low resolution preview of the image. You can print or export the preview without linking the proper image, but it will not look pixelated and ugly. You should find the original image and relink it.

                 

                Is it really a problem that the file size of the photoshop file is large?

                 

                There are many ways to reduce the size of an image file, but InDesign will generally crop and resample large images when exporting anyway, so the final pdf will often be much smaller than the original photoshop files used in it.