Help, How do I place Illustrator Cloud File (.aic)? What's your workflow?

Explorer ,
Jun 23, 2020 Jun 23, 2020

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Hi Guys, 

So I created a bunch of Illustrator files using the aic format saving on the creative cloud. I now want to set them in indesign for my printer.

I cannot seem to workout a way to place them in Illustrator. 

Is it doable? What's your workflow?

 

Thanks in Advance

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020
Cloud documents like aic or psdc are not supported by InDesign. So you need to work the traditional way of exchanging/linking the ai or psd files into your INDD documents   -Manan

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Cloud documents like aic or psdc are not supported by InDesign. So you need to work the traditional way of exchanging/linking the ai or psd files into your INDD documents

 

-Manan

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Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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Not cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why didn't you tell us we woudn't be able to place these files when illustrator asked us to save them to the cloud for the first time? Placing adobe files in Indesign is is part of a daily workflow for print designers. Workflow matters!!! This software is used by professionals. If you need somene to shape up your UX department give me a call!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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I am also a user like you, you could give suggestions/feedback, report bugs at the following link. These forums are not the place where the engineering team visit quite often, the best chance to catch the eye of Project Mangers is the link given below

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/

Once you post your request, paste its link back here so that anyone wanting this feature can upvote it, the greater the no. of upvotes the larger would be its chance to be picked up early

 

-Manan

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021

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Hi

Just opening .aic docs with "desktop-illustrator" and save in .ai format. It's cool as long as you stay in .aic format, your changes updates to cloud and to your ipad and vice versa.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021

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Placed assets have to be saved to a local network, so if you want placed files to be both local and stored on your cloud server, save them into your local user>Creative Cloud Files folder where they will automatically sync to the Synced files directory in your Adobe cloud account. From there you can share the assets with other users.

 

The reason for the Illustrator .AIC and Photoshop .PSDC formats is to let you open and edit files on the mobile versions of the apps.

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