Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images
Hi there in this video we're going to work with a file that's been sent to us by somebody else and we're gonna have some issues with the image is not being loaded and in the next video we'll look at what the fonts not being loaded. So first of all, let's go and go to file. It's gonna open And download the exercise files and then there's a file called 02 existing work. Open that up and there's green at heart prospectus. Open them up and warning we're missing some images it might say modified. Okay, let's click. OK. And also might say we're missing fonts and we'll do that in the next video. But basically this is what we've got to document but these images are missing. The weird thing is that I can see them. They're right there. Okay. What kind of use those is that? They print really badly. They look okay on screen but they print really badly. So we need to link them back up. Now. This highlights one of the differences between in design and word. Word When you put an image inside of it, i...
t kind of just packages it into the dock X file. Okay. When you send it to somebody that comes along with it within designed by default, it likes to link to the image is why do we do that? It's because the in design can run super duper fast when it's only linking to it. Whereas word if you've worked with a really big word document with lots of images, you'll notice it runs really slowly. So that's the difference. So when somebody sends you in design file, be expecting the images to be along with it separately. Often in a zip file. Okay. If you just get the in design vile and no images, you're kind of stuck. Okay. So you need to find those images, they might send them later or they might just be hiding somewhere on your computer or the network drive at work, something like that. So we just need to re link them. So let's do that over here. Okay you can see my links panel. If you can't see it, go to window and go to links. These are the images that are contained in my file now. These ones who got the big red question mark, that means they are completely missing. So we're going to re link them. Yours might just say modified. It might have a yellow caution symbol here. Often you can just click on them and have this one here which says update and often there'll be no difference. Okay? You click on it and the image will reload but nothing will change. Often that's just a quirk between Mac and Pcs. Sometimes it's to do with the time zones. Often there's nothing different. Keep an eye on it just to check. But often there's no change in my case though, missing this completely. So I'm going to try and find this green logo one. I'm going to select it and down here there's this little chain icon called re link click on him. And what I've done in your exercise files is go back to the parent folder. Okay. And in here this one called missing footage. I'm not sure why I call it footage. Okay. He should be missing images and in here. Okay. There it is. Green logo one. I'm going to click open. Okay. And it's gone and replaced it. Now you can select more than one. So I selected the first one. Hold it, shift, click the second one. Go to re link and it's looking for this first one here called tabletop. Okay, so I'm gonna call this one tabletop, click open and then I'm going to click this one that says black. Nice. Okay, so they're all really linked. They're ready to go. They're not missing anymore. What you might find is this word content here is pink and looks kind of strange because you're missing the font. So let's go in the next video and look at missing fonts and fixing those