Indesign: Linked Illustrator files moving after saving

Community Beginner ,
Jan 11, 2022 Jan 11, 2022

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Hi,

 

I have an Indesign doc with a linked Illustraor files with multiple artboards. Each artbord has been placed in the ID file and the artboards haven't been resized. Periodically, after editing the AI file and relinking it in Indesign, the links move meaning that I have to manually reposition each one. It's becoming a real pain. Does anyone know why this is happeining? Thanks in advance.

 

On a Mac, latest IOS (Monteray) and ID (17.0.1)

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 11, 2022 Jan 11, 2022

You can very likely fix this by changing the Crop to: preference when you first place the file.

Screen Shot 2022-01-11 at 1.03.41 PM.png

In this example, I placed the sameAI file twice. Once it was set to Bounding Box, next time it was set to media. 

I made some changes to the file that altered the dimensions of the art, but left the artboard size as is. When I updated the art in the Links panel, the one set to Media maintained its size (in percentage of the original) and positon.

Screen Shot 2022-01-11 at 1.07.39 PM.png Screen Shot 2022-01-11 at 1.07.49 PM.png

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You can very likely fix this by changing the Crop to: preference when you first place the file.

Screen Shot 2022-01-11 at 1.03.41 PM.png

In this example, I placed the sameAI file twice. Once it was set to Bounding Box, next time it was set to media. 

I made some changes to the file that altered the dimensions of the art, but left the artboard size as is. When I updated the art in the Links panel, the one set to Media maintained its size (in percentage of the original) and positon.

Screen Shot 2022-01-11 at 1.07.39 PM.png Screen Shot 2022-01-11 at 1.07.49 PM.png

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Thanks very much for the quick reply—I'll give that a try now. Hopefully the last time I'll have to touch these links!

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Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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Quick Update: So far, the linked files have stayed in place so this fix seems to be working. Massive time-saver—thanks.

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