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Chapter 28. Importing Graphics > Maintaining Editable Vectors

Maintaining Editable Vectors

While InDesign can place native Illustrator (.AI) files, you can also copy Illustrator objects directly into InDesign through dragging and dropping or copying and pasting. We generally don’t recommend pasting in artwork because it becomes embedded in a way that doesn’t show up in the Links palette and you can’t unembed. However, there’s a way to copy objects from Illustrator or Freehand so that the vectors remain fully editable in InDesign, which can be very useful at times.

If you are using Illustrator 9 or later, you must first set up Illustrator’s preferences properly. In Adobe Illustrator, select the File Handling & Clipboard Preferences (the exact name depends on your Illustrator version). Turn on the AICB option in the Clipboard portion of the preferences to keep objects editable when copied from Illustrator into InDesign (AICB is the Adobe Illustrator Clipboard format).


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