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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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There’s Good Drag and Drop...

There are several methods to bring graphics into a layout besides File > Place—some reliable, some not so much.

One method allows you to drag directly from a folder. Position your InDesign application window and a directory window (the Finder on the Macintosh or Windows Explorer on the PC) side by side, and you’ll be able to drag images directly in from folder contents. This is the equivalent of File > Place, and it results in legitimate links. It’s a little clunky: Once you’ve gathered up the files to deposit, you have to click in the InDesign document to become active in the program, and that first click will deposit a graphic or text file where you click (it’s that “loaded weapon” thing again). Subsequent clicks ...

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