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The All-In-One Links Update

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I have to update a brochure for one of my clients, so I copy all of the materials back onto my hard drive from DVD storage. When I open the InDesign layout, all of the images have lost their links and have a question mark next to their names in the Links palette (Window > Links). With the number of images that need to be relinked, this could take some time. Is there a way to relink all these images at once?

Yes! Press the Command key (Control on a PC) then click and drag down the listing in the Links palette to select all images. Press the Relink button, the first button on the left at the bottom of the palette. In the dialog window that opens, press the Browse button and navigate to the folder that contains the images. The first image will be highlighted if it is located in this folder. Click Open and the first image as well as all other pictures in the Links palette will be Relinked. If a particular image is not in this folder, the process will pause and another Relink window will open to browse other folders for the culprit. Click open when it’s found and the relinking process will continue down the Links palette list to the end.Tip provided by Jeff Witchel, Certified Adobe® Training Provider.

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