If you get the packaged links, all you have to do is put your doucment in a folder, and put the Links folder inside that same folder. When you open your document, it shoud "see" the links folder and connect to everything in it. At most, you would have to reconnect one item manually, and it should then know where to look for the rest.
Really? What if I named all of my indesign files something different than the original file
s. For instance, pp5-15.indd is now pp1-20.indd Does this pose a problem? Thanks!
The name of your InDesign douments won't matter, as long as they are in the folder with the Links folder. As long as the names of the image files are the same, it will be fairly easy to relink.
When you open your doument, it might tell you that some links are modified, and ask if you want to update. Say yes, and it shoud relink.
Once you click this, and find one of the links, it will easily link to the others in the same folder.
if this works this will be amazing. Are you 100percent sure? You've
seen this done?
I've done this. One of the methods I listed will work. If everything is just right, the files will link as soon as you open your document. More likely, it might show the Modified Links dialong, and then you just have to click update.
At worst, you'll have to select them all in the Links pallet, and click the relink button to find and reconnect. Even then, once it knows where the first one is, it will help you connect to the others in the same folder.
iits working out great thanks!- Question, so I had to make 22 pages of
the catalog in illustrator by using high res pdf files that were sent
to me (the printer took FOREVER to send the indesign- this is why
everything is messed up) So, to be print ready how do I link the
photos on each Illustrator document? Or what do I need to do in order
to print ready for these files? thanks again!
Why are you using Illustrator (which is not a general purpose PDF editor) instead of just placing the PDFs into InDesign?
trust me i didn't want to-tedious and silly for pagination. They
didn't have the in design files in the beginning of this project and I
had to meet a deadline- they sent me high res pdf files that I had to
use in Illustrator. Sorry for the hassle
It's not a hassle for me. I'm just trying to figure out what you have to work with and whether placing the PDFs would be more efficient than trying to edit them. Did you try, for example, extracting the images in Acrobat?