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InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines goes over the common issues that arise when preparing InDesign documents for printing and shows how to tweak PDF and document settings to ensure the perfect print. The course shows how to avoid mistakes by preparing documents correctly upfront, covering document construction, layout, ink management settings, and output options. Prepress processes in Acrobat are also covered, including accurate soft proofing and packaging in the PDF/X formats. Exercise files accompany the course.
The Links panel shows you everything that is linked in your document, and let's take a look at that now. If I open up my Links panel, I can see there are 11 linked images in my document. I notice at the very top there's an image with a triangle next to it. When I click on that, I can see this image was used twice, once on page 3 and once on page 6. When I click on the 3, it takes me to that page and shows me the image. Again, I can do the same thing for page 6. Now, the other thing I can do with the Links panel is I can see if anything is missing or modified.
I notice next to this image here I have a Stop sign. That means InDesign does not know where this image is located. It's either been moved or changed since I saved my document. To re-link it, I'm going to click on this image, and then I'm going to go up here and choose Relink from my flyout menu. I can also double-click on the image to re-link it as well. When I do that, I notice that it had a slight name change, but it's the same image. So I'm going to select that image and hit Open. The other thing I can do with my Links panel is if I click on the Triangle down at the bottom, I can show the link information.
So I can tell the color mode here is RGB, the effective resolution is 334 pixels per inch, and I can also tell where this image is located on my hard drive. The Links panel shows us a lot of information, all the documents that are linked in our file, and if they're missing or modified. It also shows us what page they're on, and by clicking on here, allows us to navigate to that page.
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