This article is part of a series that describes how to use Elvis 5 with Adobe InDesign.
In this article, the process of placing files from Elvis onto an InDesign layout is described.
Note: It is assumed here that you are logged in to Elvis in InDesign and to the Elvis Pro client or the Desktop client.
Step 1. (Optional) In InDesign, first select the frame into which you want to place the file.
Step 2. In Elvis, search for the file(s) that you want to add.
Step 3. Select the files and drag them into InDesign.
If you had selected a frame first, drag it over that frame.
Figure: Dragging images from the Elvis Pro client into InDesign.
When a frame was selected, the file is automatically placed.
When no frame was selected, the InDesign Place Gun appears with the selected files from Elvis loaded. (If it does not appear, click somewhere on the layout.) Use it to place the files.
Tip: Show the InDesign import options to control how or which parts of the file should be placed by pressing and holding Shift while placing the file. (Requires the Elvis InDesign client for Elvis 5 version 2.2 or higher.)
Placed files are downloaded from Elvis and saved to your system in the following folder:
The file remains checked-in in Elvis (other users can edit the file).
When the layout is closed, the file is removed from the folder on your system (unless the File Cache option is enabled).
- 18 December 2018: Updated section 'Files are stored locally when needed' by adding a reference to the File Cache option.