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

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... and There’s Bad Drag and Drop

Once you discover drag and drop, it’s tempting to try it with everything. However, not all dragging and dropping (or copying and pasting) will produce usable results. For example, it’s (unfortunately) possible to drag and drop directly from Adobe Photoshop into InDesign. Neither application prevents you from doing so, and you’re given no warning that you might be dissatisfied with the results. But if you drag and drop directly from an open Photoshop file into an InDesign page (or copy image content in Photoshop and paste it into InDesign), there are unpleasant repercussions:

  • The size of the image is added to the heft of the InDesign file. If you drag the contents of a 10 MB Photoshop file into an InDesign page, ...

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