Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

1 Jun 2005 - 5:29pm
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liyazheng
2005

Hi All,

Tool Question:

So I create my designs in Illustrator, my colleague in Photoshop. But we
both use (she plans to) InDesign to document our F&BS and U&DAs. As for the
F&BS, there is the writing, layout of the doc, and then there are the visual
design (screenshots). Do any of you use these tools to produce your docs?
And if you do, I'd like to ask how you solve the following problem.

I create the images, and paste them from Illustrator to InDesign. But then I
make changes to the native file. Pasting seems to be a pain, so is
importing, just takes a long time, like 1-2 minutes....especially if you
have to update the design so many times back and forth whenever you change
anything. My ideal work flow would be that InDesign should know that the
file is from Illustrator, so if I make a change in Illustrator, it updates
the InDesign doc. Currently I do not believe that this functionality exists
in the Adobe suite, does it?

How do you deal with the changes that happen, inevitably?

Liya

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1 Jun 2005 - 5:52pm
Tanya Rabourn
2004

On Wed, 1 Jun 2005, liya zheng wrote:
> both use (she plans to) InDesign to document our F&BS and U&DAs. As for the
What do those acronyms stand for? Maybe it's just late in
the day, but they aren't resolving themselves into words for
me.

> I create the images, and paste them from Illustrator to InDesign. But then I
> make changes to the native file. Pasting seems to be a pain, so is

Wouldn't "place" do that for you? I'm looking at InDesign CS
and it's under File > place. Then the item you "placed"
should appear on your "links" palete with the original file
name. Updates to the original file are reflected in your
InDesign document.

-Tanya

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