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Copy a package and unlinking files

Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2024 Jan 18, 2024

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I'm trying to start a new project based on an older one - it's a book of which I am making a translation, keeping all the layout and images, including Illustrator files. The illustrator files will need to be adapted for the new translation in some cases.

 

If I package the original and then make a copy of those folders to a different location and then I start to adapt the Illustrator files of the new copy, it looks like the Illustrator files in the original change with it. That is not what I want.

 

What should I do to create two completely separate versions of the book, which are not in any way coupled or related to each other any more?

Embedding images?

Saving the packages in a different way?

 

Thanks in advance, Bastienne

 

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Jan 18, 2024 Jan 18, 2024

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Something doesn't sound right. If you copy the entire folder, the new one should be self-contained. To be sure, open the InDesign file and in the links panel, select all of the links and from the panel menu choose Utilties>Copy links to> From there you can create a new folder and copy the links there.

 

That should break any link to the original file. There are other ways to do this but this should prove to be the easiest.

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Jan 18, 2024 Jan 18, 2024

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Thank you @BobLevine , that's what I thought! I'll try your method.

 

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Jan 18, 2024 Jan 18, 2024

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What do you mean by "package"? 

 

Option from InDesign - or manually, using some external tool? 

 

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Jan 19, 2024 Jan 19, 2024

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I mean the package option from InDesign. 

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Jan 19, 2024 Jan 19, 2024

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You need to describe step by step what you are doing - from the moment you do Package. 

 

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Jan 19, 2024 Jan 19, 2024

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Thank you for your reply!

I'll try to recreate the entire process and then report here what happened (need a bit more time though)

Best, Bastienne

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Of course, take your time. 

 

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