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Has anyone had an issue linking pdfs into Indesign and Indesign pulling older versions of that pdf? I work with floorplans and when I am linking the new pdf it pulls an older version.

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I have not. I've had version control problems, where I've pulled the old file into a job instead of the current version, and I've navigated to the wrong folder to pull in the wrong version of the same named file though.

 

I'd suggest this:

 

  1. Take the absolute latest version of the file and place it on the desktop.
  2. Place the desktop file.
  3. Then package the document to put the latest version of the linked graphic into the packaged folder.
  4. Close and delete the original InDesign document. Work from the version in the packaged folder forevermore.

 

If you still have the old version of the file creeping back into the InDesign document, let us know. But I'll bet you a nickel that this will be the end of your problems.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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helpme!

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Has anyone had an issue linking pdfs into Indesign and Indesign pulling older versions of that pdf? I work with floorplans and when I am linking the new pdf it pulls an older version.

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Correct answer by Randy Hagan | Adobe Community Professional

I have not. I've had version control problems, where I've pulled the old file into a job instead of the current version, and I've navigated to the wrong folder to pull in the wrong version of the same named file though.

 

I'd suggest this:

 

  1. Take the absolute latest version of the file and place it on the desktop.
  2. Place the desktop file.
  3. Then package the document to put the latest version of the linked graphic into the packaged folder.
  4. Close and delete the original InDesign document. Work from the version in the packaged folder forevermore.

 

If you still have the old version of the file creeping back into the InDesign document, let us know. But I'll bet you a nickel that this will be the end of your problems.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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I have not. I've had version control problems, where I've pulled the old file into a job instead of the current version, and I've navigated to the wrong folder to pull in the wrong version of the same named file though.

 

I'd suggest this:

 

  1. Take the absolute latest version of the file and place it on the desktop.
  2. Place the desktop file.
  3. Then package the document to put the latest version of the linked graphic into the packaged folder.
  4. Close and delete the original InDesign document. Work from the version in the packaged folder forevermore.

 

If you still have the old version of the file creeping back into the InDesign document, let us know. But I'll bet you a nickel that this will be the end of your problems.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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Hi there. Just following up: Did this help you past your problem?

 

Randy

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You may inadvertedly have a link that refers to one in an old location. Check to see which PDF it's using my looking at the path in the Links Manager. Select the "offending" pdf and then pull down the menu or right-click and select reveal in Finder. if that's not the file you want, you need relink it. What I like to do is temporarily move the ID document into the Links folder. The ID docuemt will always check it's local folder first so should pick up the proper pdf if it's in that Links folder. Once opened, you can resave the document and move it back to where it was with the proper link path saved internally.

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