Issues with Images in Spreads not Linking and Disappearing Across Files

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Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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Hello all,

 

This is for work so I am going to try to describe this issue the best I can without using screenshots. I am currently working on a large report (100+ spreads) which has frames linked directly to separate, smaller InDesign files. I took over this report a few months ago when the guy who built the file template left, so I'm not 100% familiar with every setting applied to the doc, but I don't think this is a setting issue.

 

There are six or seven spreads where both linked images and text do not appear on linked boards on this report. When I go into their original files,  everything is linked and where it should be. The report also has no missing or updated links. The linked frames in the report will feature random (static) images and text and omit others. I can't figure out how to fix it. Any advice?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

Have you tried relinking the images in the original InDesign files and then resaving them through the "Save As" command and then reimporting those files into the master InDesign file? Sometimes there is something that does not on the surface appear to be awry that can be fixed by simply redoing the original process. It does not logically make sense that this will work but it often does.

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Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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Hi @Hayley5E6E ,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I found a similar discussion which you can refer to here https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/images-and-text-boxes-disappearing-files-still-l...

 

Let us know if this helps or if you need any further assistance.

 

Regards

Rishabh

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Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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Have you tried relinking the images in the original InDesign files and then resaving them through the "Save As" command and then reimporting those files into the master InDesign file? Sometimes there is something that does not on the surface appear to be awry that can be fixed by simply redoing the original process. It does not logically make sense that this will work but it often does.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Hi @Hayley5E6E 

We would like to follow up on this issue, did the suggestions help?

 

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Rishabh

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Jul 25, 2022 Jul 25, 2022

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Yes, saving as helped, thank you!

 

Our office is currently migrating data servers and I realized by going through the save as process that the file paths to a few linked files had been corrupted and were not linked but also not appearing as unlinked. The 'save as' trick showed me where this was the case and I was able to relink from that. Thanks a ton!

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Glad to hear that! Feel free to reach out if you need any further assistance.

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