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Replace Checkbox Help

New Here ,
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

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Hi,

When I go to File>Place to add an image, the checkboxes are Link, Template, Replace, and Show Import Options. All are greyed out except Show Import Options until I click on an image. Then Link and Template become checkable but Replace does not. Does anyone know how I can get Replace to work? Is there a setting I could change to make this work?

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Community Expert , Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

You must have a placed image selected in your document to tell Illustrator what to replace.

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Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

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You must have a placed image selected in your document to tell Illustrator what to replace.

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Thank you. I have text selected in my document but still don't get the replace option. I'm using Illustrator CC.  Any other thoughts?

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Community Expert ,
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

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When Ton said "image" he was being quite specific: a jpg, png, tiff, or other raster is an image; a linked Illustrator document behaves as an image for replacement purposes, but an embedded one does not, nor does an Illustrator-created shape or text object.

Peter

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Thanks so much, Peter. I understand now.

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Dec 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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You're welcome.

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Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

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Thank you. I have text selected in my document but still don't get the replace option. I'm using Illustrator CC.  Any other thoughts?

Text is not an image.

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Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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Hi Everyone,

Can I change the Replace  checkbox Defult setting for replacing linked image?

Relinking an Image is one the most common tasks in Illustrator,

but unfortunately dont shortcut for it.

 

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