More copy/paste in InDesign

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Hi, would you like to know if you have a copy manager specifically for Indesign? I'm looking for more copy / paste options. It doesn't work well with images with separate programs (example: Copy 'Em)! Thanks for help, Attila

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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From where do you want to copy images?

How do you want to paste images in InDesign?

 

Are you aware that images are best linked, not embedded into InDesign? 

 

For better answers we need more informations.

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Thanks for the answer! 

We have been working in InDesign for 8 years, of course we know the images are linked. Within a document, 4-5 images should be copied one after the other and then inserted over and over again, alternately. Copy / paste can normally memorize an image, we want more at once. We should copy 1. 2. 3. 4. ... image (example: icons: red, blue, green, etc.) and then use a key combination to paste the appropriate one. We bought a program (Copy 'Em) that works great, but unfortunately it doesn't paste a linked image into InDesign, but as a "pasted graphic" on layer. This is our problem.
Best regards, Attila

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Do you use the content tools? That is waht they are made for and they are in the tool panel. When you click on them the convoyer opens and offers you several possiblities.

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Thanks, we looked at and it very imaginative, but unfortunately we would have to put pictures in text box, that’s not good!

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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When you use Place, you can pick up a lot of graphics at once, and use the arrow keys to "scroll" through and pick the one you want to place. Would that work for your purpose?

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Hi Attila,

look into the Content Collector tool and its features:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/linked-content.html

 

Also think about the features of InDesign libraries and CC Libraries to store image assets. More details here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/reusing-graphics-text.html#use_object_libraries

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/creative-cloud-libraries-sync-share-assets.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Thanks, we looked at both options and "CC Libraries" is perfect, we just need a "shortcut" to add it, but let's not be
insatiable.

Thanks for your help, 

Attila

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I would add snippets. The can be accessed via Finder, Explorer and Bridge.

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Thanks for your help!

 

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Attila said: "Thanks, we looked at both options and "CC Libraries" is perfect, we just need a "shortcut" to add it, but let's not be insatiable."

 

Hm. If you are looking for shortcuts or other means to automate this:

InDesign library files *.indl are totally scriptable with ExtendScript. Placing snippet files as well. CC Libraries are not.

And you could share *.indl files or snippet *.idms files on your own servers.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Thanks for your help!

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