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Importing Illustrator files (.ai) in InDesign

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Sep 24, 2020

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Dear all,

following an advice received in one of my previous posts I have now started to directly place .ai files instead of exported SVG inline with text as the document will eventually be printed. 

One downside I'm encountering right now is that the inserted .ai contains also the whole white area around instead of the single equation I was exporting as selection before. 

My workaround by now has been to place the .ai file in the pasteboard, resize it there and then anchor it where needed but I was wondering if there was a better way to do that. 

In a lesson from the Tutorials I recall inserting .ai files as vector images but now all the document is there. I am sure I am missing something trivial so I would really appreciate a small nudge in the right direction.

 

Thank you

Regards,

I. 

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Correct answer by vladan saveljic | Adobe Community Professional

indesign > file > Pace > tick "Show Import Option" > select your ai file > "Open" > choose Crop  to "Art" > ok

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Importing Illustrator files (.ai) in InDesign

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Sep 24, 2020

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Dear all,

following an advice received in one of my previous posts I have now started to directly place .ai files instead of exported SVG inline with text as the document will eventually be printed. 

One downside I'm encountering right now is that the inserted .ai contains also the whole white area around instead of the single equation I was exporting as selection before. 

My workaround by now has been to place the .ai file in the pasteboard, resize it there and then anchor it where needed but I was wondering if there was a better way to do that. 

In a lesson from the Tutorials I recall inserting .ai files as vector images but now all the document is there. I am sure I am missing something trivial so I would really appreciate a small nudge in the right direction.

 

Thank you

Regards,

I. 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by vladan saveljic | Adobe Community Professional

indesign > file > Pace > tick "Show Import Option" > select your ai file > "Open" > choose Crop  to "Art" > ok

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indesign > file > Pace > tick "Show Import Option" > select your ai file > "Open" > choose Crop  to "Art" > ok

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to correct response given by Vladan, please check out this help article to know more about import options in InDesign.

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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