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Lesson 4. Publishing a Newsletter > Placing an image in InDesign

Placing an image in InDesign

1.
Switch back to InDesign, and open the file mynewsletterfinal.indd from the Lesson04 folder.

2.
With the Selection tool, select the graphics frame located at the right side on the first page, underneath the headline.

3.
Choose File > Place. In the Place dialog box, navigate to the Lesson04 folder. Deselect Show Import Options, and select Replace Selected Item. Select the file VanishingPointFinal.psd and click Open.

The picture will be placed onto the page, filling the frame exactly. This was easy to do because the photo has been prepared to fit precisely into the frame. To learn how to modify, resize, or position an image within a frame, search for “modifying graphics” in the Adobe Help Center under Help for InDesign.

You have now designed the complete front page of the newsletter, with masthead, table of contents, and story with headline and image. The last and final step is to export this document for online viewing and printing.

Note

By default, InDesign links graphics when they are placed, which means that InDesign documents store only a reference to an external files, and lower resolution screen previews of the images. If an external file is updated (for example, if you modify a photo in Photoshop) after it has been placed or linked to an InDesign document, InDesign will detect the change and display a warning in the Links palette. If the external file gets lost, the InDesign document will be incomplete.

One way to avoid the dependency on external files is to fully embed the file in the document (with the linked object selected, choose Embed File from the Links palette menu). However, the document file size increases with every embedded graphic, and updates to the original file are no longer automatically reflected. Considering the pros and cons, using links instead of embedding external files seems preferable. For further information, search for “embedded graphics” in the Adobe Help Center under Help for InDesign.

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