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Review questions

1:How can you determine the filename of an imported graphic in your document?
A1: Select the graphic and then choose File > Links to see if the graphic's filename is highlighted in the Links palette. The graphic will appear in the Links palette if it takes up more than 48KB on disk and was placed or dragged in from the desktop.
2:What are the three options in the Clipping Path command, and what must an imported graphic contain for each option to work?
A2: The Clipping Path command in InDesign can create a clipping path from an imported graphic by using:
  • The Detect Edges option, when a graphic contains a solid white or solid black background.

  • The Photoshop Path option, when a Photoshop file contains one or more paths.

  • The Alpha Channel option, when a graphic contains one or more alpha channels.

3:What is the difference between updating a file's link and replacing the file?
A3: Updating a file's link simply uses the Links palette to update the on-screen representation of a graphic so that it represents the most recent version of the original. Replacing a selected graphic uses the Place command to insert another graphic in place of the selected graphic. If you want to change any of a placed graphic's import options, you must replace the graphic.
4:When an updated version of a graphic becomes available, how do you make sure that it's up to date in your InDesign document?
A4: Check the Links palette and make sure that no alert icon is displayed for the file. If an alert icon appears, you can simply select the link and click the Update Link button as long as the file has not been moved. If the file has been moved you can locate it again using the Relink button.



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