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relinking multiple instances of the same link in Illustrator

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Oct 30, 2018

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Hi,

So I see the latest version of illustrator still doesnt treat multiple instances of the same link as Indesign does. That is if I want to relink 50 + instances of a single file I need to go through each and every link and manually replace them - Why dont you make it function the same as Indesign in that I can chose to relink all instances at once or chose to relink the individual files as I see fit?

Why do you release an entirely new version of the Apps without taking into account basic things like this that people have been requesting for years???

Please add this functionality, its a basic bit of script that greatly increases productivity - Honestly should anyone even really need to suggest this?

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relinking multiple instances of the same link in Illustrator

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Hi,

So I see the latest version of illustrator still doesnt treat multiple instances of the same link as Indesign does. That is if I want to relink 50 + instances of a single file I need to go through each and every link and manually replace them - Why dont you make it function the same as Indesign in that I can chose to relink all instances at once or chose to relink the individual files as I see fit?

Why do you release an entirely new version of the Apps without taking into account basic things like this that people have been requesting for years???

Please add this functionality, its a basic bit of script that greatly increases productivity - Honestly should anyone even really need to suggest this?

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Nov 02, 2018

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try the scripts in the below link to relink the same image to multiple instances at once

Remember last folder location lost with Mac Lion updates

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Nov 05, 2018

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Thanks Carlos, but thats not exactly what Im after - Illustrator will look into the last folder I was in for the links but I still need to manually re link each file. This can take over half an hour of just pressing the same buttons over and over and waiting for it to respond...ANYONE who uses Indesign knows that links can be handled a lot more efficiently & SHOULD be.

Please team Illustrator address this issue, just make Illustrator treat links the same way Indesign does - is that really too much to ask? I understand why you keep certain features out of certain programs, but there is noway using indesign for what I am doing is more efficient. One you added the ability to add artboards into Illustrator you should have overhauled the links section accordingly.  Where do I vote for this feature if the Illustrator team is not going to respond or even acknowledge this genuine and much need request??

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Nov 05, 2018

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I should note to add insult to injury Illustrator gives me the spinning beach ball after EVERY manual re-link of each individual file...usually its only a second or 2 but that can go up to a couple of minutes - as you can imagine waiting a few minutes in between linking 50 + files can get a little tedious & is an utter waste of time WHEN I KNOW Indesign could achieve the same results with the click of one button and within a few minutes max. PLEASE, PLEASE FIX!

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Jun 23, 2019

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I have the same issue still in middle of 2019 and I have to replace file 100 instances each time. Dropbox - ai_file_linking_issue.mov - Simplify your life

ADOBE!!!!!!!

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Please post bug reports and feature requests to http://illustrator.uservoice.com

In this forum the relevant people won't read them.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 24, 2019

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This is a separate forum platform for your suggestions for future releases.

You can transfer your thoughts to this section if you want to come to life in future versions.

Illustrator Future Forum

Graphic Designer Educator / PrePress Consultant

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I already have, they wont do it unless they want to. they dont care about their customers.

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Jun 26, 2019

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Hi courtney, let's give it another try. I have written several variations of the script try versions 1 to 3 and other clones below. If none of these work, please post screen shots of what you need, I might be able to adjust the script for your needs.

Re: Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut to relink images in Illustrator CS5?

Remember last folder location lost with Mac Lion updates

Re: [ Branched ] How to relink all embedded images under clipping mask

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Thanks Carlos, while I dont really want to dig around inside my work mac and add third party scripts for something that should be a no brainier of an update from adobe i guess at this point I have to resign to the fact Adobe doesn't care at all about their customers or their requests for basic feature and long over due bug fixes. Adobe is cancer and the sooner I dont have to use any of their software the happier I will be. Anyway its Friday afternoon here and Ive nearly finished for the week, I'll probably give your scripts a shot next week. thanks again....its funny, and disturbing, that a random individual like yourself would try to solve our problems but Adobe just keeps on ignoring this suggestion as well as ever other basic suggestion (i.e the clipping masks within Illustrator not actually clipping transparent pixels)  Thanks man, you deserve Adobes 13 billion dollar + revenue from last year more than they do.

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