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Use of Illustrator's Artbox bounds while placing in InDesign

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Hello

We are working on a project to convert InDesign files to Illustrator files. All placed files in InDesign work perfectly well. However, for some .ai files placed in InDesign behave erratically.

 

I believe InDesign uses Artbox bounds defined in .ai file as bounding box to place the image. This is true for most .ai files. However, for some files it gives a slightly bigger bounding box in InDesign. This is causing issues in placing this file with same coordinates in .ai file.

 

What I would like to know is, is my assumption that InDesign uses Artbox as bounding box for .ai files?

If not, then can someone tell me how does it arrive at the bounding box for .ai files placed in InDesign?

 

Thank you

Musten Jiruwala

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Correct answer by Mike Witherell | Adobe Community Professional

File > Place > Show Import Options

and this script...

https://indesignsecrets.com/script-show-options-files.php

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Use of Illustrator's Artbox bounds while placing in InDesign

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Hello

We are working on a project to convert InDesign files to Illustrator files. All placed files in InDesign work perfectly well. However, for some .ai files placed in InDesign behave erratically.

 

I believe InDesign uses Artbox bounds defined in .ai file as bounding box to place the image. This is true for most .ai files. However, for some files it gives a slightly bigger bounding box in InDesign. This is causing issues in placing this file with same coordinates in .ai file.

 

What I would like to know is, is my assumption that InDesign uses Artbox as bounding box for .ai files?

If not, then can someone tell me how does it arrive at the bounding box for .ai files placed in InDesign?

 

Thank you

Musten Jiruwala

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Mike Witherell | Adobe Community Professional

File > Place > Show Import Options

and this script...

https://indesignsecrets.com/script-show-options-files.php

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https://indesignsecrets.com/script-show-options-files.php

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Hello Mike,

Thank you for this pointer! This is very helpful. Much appreciated.

 

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Musten

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