Is it possible to link and update external files in a Indesign document when sharing the Indesign file in Creative Cloud with multiple users?

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I am new to Creative Cloud, but have been using Adobe software for many years.

Now we are considering sharing an Indesign file with my project group using CC.

The Indesign file contains links to external files (one Illustrator and multiple .txt files); and we export the approved version to an Hi-Res PDF.

These .txt files are currently hosted on our internal server but have not been linked directly: we first copy them over to local desktop and update the links in Indesign before creating a new PDF. 

Since these file can be update by different people we would like to keep them outside the Indesign and Illustrator files.

Is it still possible with CC to link directly to the files on our server in Indesign and see if there have been updated?

Or can they also be stored in the CC cloud? Or is there another method?

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions

Ronald

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Is it possible to link and update external files in a Indesign document when sharing the Indesign file in Creative Cloud with multiple users?

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I am new to Creative Cloud, but have been using Adobe software for many years.

Now we are considering sharing an Indesign file with my project group using CC.

The Indesign file contains links to external files (one Illustrator and multiple .txt files); and we export the approved version to an Hi-Res PDF.

These .txt files are currently hosted on our internal server but have not been linked directly: we first copy them over to local desktop and update the links in Indesign before creating a new PDF. 

Since these file can be update by different people we would like to keep them outside the Indesign and Illustrator files.

Is it still possible with CC to link directly to the files on our server in Indesign and see if there have been updated?

Or can they also be stored in the CC cloud? Or is there another method?

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions

Ronald

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No. Anyone else opening that file will get missing links errors…and FWIW, I’d recommend Dropbox over CC for this type of file sharing.

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This will work if you all use the file syncing of the Creative Cloud desktop application and then you use the Collaborate option for the folder containing all the files. Then it will work on each of your desktops.

Links to files will not work in the browser when viewing the InDesign document from https://creative.adobe.com/files.

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