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Links Panel not showing a placed file?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019

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I placed an excel file into my document and made the layout adjustments I needed. I then made updates to the excel file, saved and closed the excel file, and re opened the Indesign File to re-link in the document. The excel file is now not populating in the links panel; it shows that there are 8 files linked, but it is only populating my 7 image files and not the excel file.

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Mentor , Jan 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019

Preferences > File Handling.

In Links section you can turn ON Create Links When Placing Text and Spreadsheet Files. It's OFF by default.

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Jan 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019

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Preferences > File Handling.

In Links section you can turn ON Create Links When Placing Text and Spreadsheet Files. It's OFF by default.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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Why isn't this Preference for File Handling STICKY?

When I check the box for "Create Links When Placing Text..." and then QUIT InDesign, and RELAUNCH, it is now UNCHECKED in the Preferences File Handling dialog box.
InDesign v. 18.1 (x64)

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Community Expert ,
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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You can make a Feature Request in InDesign User Voice website:

 

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests

 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 16, 2023 Jan 16, 2023

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"Why isn't this Preference for File Handling STICKY?"

 

Hi @Darrin Hunter ,

 

File Handling > Links

[ ] Create Links When Placing Text and Spreadsheet Files

is a document specific preference.

 

You can turn it on/off per open document.

Or you can it turn it on/off when no documents are open for all new documents you are creating.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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