InDesign Not Importing All Link Layers When Updating Modified Links

New Here ,
May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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When I update my modified links InDesign will be inconsistent with how the updated link is imported. Sometimes it will update the link with all of the visible layers, which includes the new layers and is what I want. However, sometimes, InDesign will either only show the old layers, only show the new layers, or a mix of both with some layers not visible.

 

EXAMPLE: Original Link has 2 layers. I modify it to have 3 layers now. I double click to update the modified link. InDesign will update the link to have 1 old layer and the new layer or some other combination that is not all 3 layers total.

Is there a way to fix this in order to make it consistent? Has anyone come across this before as well? Thanks.

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May 09, 2021 May 09, 2021

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In the InDesign preferences under File Handling - there's an option on how layers are treated. 

 

 

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May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021

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This is how my preferences are for file handling. Even with "Hide New Layers When Updating or Relinking" unchecked it will still hide new layers sometimes. 

 

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