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InDesign treats all vector files as linked text.

Explorer ,
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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I've never seen this before, but InDesign 16.2.1 is treating all vector files as linked text.

 

So, if I place a vector file in .ai, .eps, or .pdf format it imports it as text.

 

And any file I open treats placed vector files in this way.

 

What can I do to fix this!?

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Hi FA222,

what's your operating system?

If Mac OS, is your machine one of the new ones with the M1-chip?

 

This behavior is not normal.

Maybe it helps to trash InDesign cache and preferences:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/indesign-preferences-support-file-locations.html

 

Before you do this backup the Version 16.0 folders.

 

Or deinstall and reinstall InDesign.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Looks like someone just changed the file extension to .ai

It's probably a text file with a  .txt or .rtf or .doc extension.

Can you open it in Illustrator? 

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