Grey boxes appearing from things saved to CC Libraries

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Hello, I am new to InDesign and I need some help. I saved a few things to my CC Libraries to make it easier to place reoccuring things into my documents but when I add them there are grey boxes showing up where images should be.   Can someone help?

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Hi Misty01,

how did you set the Display Performance of your layout?

Fast, Typical or High Quality?

 

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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It is set up as High Quality. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Try embedding the image in the orginal work before you place into your library. The image isn't going into the library because the link is broken. It will work then.

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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How do you Embed the image, I am not familiar with that.

 

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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click on the asset. Then go to the links panel. Go to the top right of the panel to the three lines. Click there and in the drop down, click embed link. Then drag the asset to the cc library. You can then use it in other documents.

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Hm. The broken link is the link of the graphic in that other frame in the background, I think.

 

Misty01, could you show a screenshot of your CC Library panel with the library open where the asset is stored?

How does the asset look like in your library? What will happen if you try to edit the asset?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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The Images show up when you look at the Library. I have tried to edit them and the image doesnt change. 

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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Hi @Misty01 , If you drag an InDesign asset with a link to a locally saved image into your CCLibraries panel, you can’t move or delete the link without breaking the link when you use the library asset in the future. Here I have a CC Library object with a link to an image on my Desktop:

 

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If I trash the desktop image and drag the Library item onto a document the link will show as Missing

 

 

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You could Embed the image before you add it to the Library as others have suggested, but then you will lose the advantage of Linked assets because the file will always be embedded when you use it in the future.

 

Alternatively, you can save Photoshop and Illustrator assets as cloud docs. Here I’m placing an image saved as a PSDC file from Photoshop—the Link has a cloud icon, and the Link’s file path is to the CC LIbraries. With PSDC files the local link is stored in a temp file, so it remains as a link even thought the file itself is stored in the cloud:

 

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