Using the Links panel


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Using the Links panel

When you import a picture unto InDesign using place or by dragging in a file from disk or Mini Bridge InDesign doesn't actually embed the image into your document. Instead you get a thumbnail preview of the image and a link to the file on disk. Now this happens to any image file, whether you import a PDF or JPEG or a TIF or whatever. So each of the images in this file is actually linked to a file on my hard disk, and I can see that by opening the Links panel. Over here in the dock I'll click on Links, and here's a list of all the images that are linked in my file.

If I click on one of these images, it's highlighted in the Links panel. I also get information at the bottom of the Links panel in the Link Info area. You can hide and show that by double clicking on the link image, double click on it once and it closes that Link Info, double click again, and it opens. Now this Link Info is very helpful because it gives you information about the name, the format, what page it'...

Using the Links panel
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Using the Links panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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