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Working with images in Smart Connection for InCopy

Working with images in Smart Connection for InCopy

When working with images in InCopy, you can:

Info: The information presented here applies to the following versions of Smart Connection:

  • Smart Connection 9
  • Smart Connection for Adobe CC
  • Smart Connection for Adobe CC 2014

Placing an image

When placing an image, you can:

  • Replace a placed image by another database image
  • Place a local image into a Planned Image

Replacing a placed image

Use this method to replace an image by another image that is already stored in Enterprise.

Step 1. Display the article in Layout view.

Step 2. From the Tools panel, select the Position tool.

Step 3. Make sure that no frame is selected.

Step 4. Use one of the following methods:

  • Double-click the image in the Smart Connection panel or Dossier panel
  • Right-click the image in the Smart Connection panel or Dossier panel and choose Place.

The image is loaded into the 'place cursor' of InCopy (also known as the 'place gun').

An image in the InCopy place-gun

Step 5. Click on the frame into which you want to place the image.

Placing a local image into a Planned Image

Use this method to place a local file into a Planned Image. During the process, the local image is uploaded to Enterprise.

Step 1. Display the article in Layout view.

Step 2. From the Tools panel, select the Position tool.

Step 3. Select the frame into which the image should be placed.

Step 4. Place the local image by choosing File > Place or by using the keyboard shortcut Cmd+D (Mac OS) or Ctrl+D (Windows).

The Check-in dialog box appears.

The Check-in dialog box for a Planned Image

Step 5. Type a descriptive name and set the properties of the file as needed.

Step 6. Click OK.

The image is saved in Enterprise and placed on the layout.

Troubleshooting

I am not able to place an image

This can be because:

Reverting changes made to image captions (Smart Image)

Use this method to revert any changes that you have made to Smart Image image captions and to apply the original content and styling.

Use one of the following methods:

  • (Layout mode only) Right-click the placed image and choose Update Caption or Update Credit from the Smart Image submenu
  • Place the cursor inside the text for the caption, right-click and choose Update Caption or Update Credit from the Smart Image submenu
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