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Illustrator file into indesign issues

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by Kev Clarke, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Kev Clarke

    Kev Clarke Member

    Evening all,

    I have a created a very detailed drawing in illustrator which has resulted in a large file, which i now wish to place into indesign. When trying to place the ai file it is taking forever and struggling to finish.

    Is there a way i can significantly reduce the file size without losing the image quality?

    When trying to import a PDF of the file same problem occurs?
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Save it as a .ai with a PDF compatible file.

    In InDesign - go to Edit>Preferences>Display Performance - and set the Vector to Gray Out or Proxy

    Other than that there's not a lot you can do.

    Vector heavy files always become a handful.
  3. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    The only other suggestion I have is to make a JPEG from the file - and insert as a FPO (for position only) - don't forget to relink it to the original Illustrator file before exporting.
    Kev Clarke likes this.

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