Files that are stored in Assets Server often have a direct relation with each other. Some of these relations are automatically shown in the Linked panel:
- Files that are all part of the same Collection. These appear in the Linked panel as 'Contained by'.
- Files that are all placed on the same InDesign layout. These appear in the Linked panel as 'Referenced by'.
Files could also be related in other ways:
- A file is part of a source file (such as images placed on a Word document)
- A file is a localized version of another file
- A document describes copyright information or contains an e-mail conversation that applies to one or more files
To create such relations between files and make them visible in the Linked panel, a relation can be set manually.
These relations appear in the Linked panel as 'Linked'.
Note: It is also possible to link a file to a Collection, or link a Collection to another Collection.
A link an be created to files that already exist in Assets, or while uploading a new file.
Linking existing files
Do one of the following:
- Select 2 files in Assets and do one of the following:
- Right-click one of the files and choose Link from the context menu.
- Use keyboard shortcut L.
- With Assets open in 2 Web browser tabs, open the Linked panel of one file in one tab and drag 1 or more files from the other tab onto it.
Uploading and linking a file
Open the Linked panel of a file, click the Upload and link button at the top of the panel and upload one or more local files. The files are uploaded and automatically linked.
Note: The uploaded files are linked as soon as the upload is completely finished.
Open the Linked panel of a file, access the menu of one or more files that are marked as 'Linked', and choose Unlink.
Tip: Multiple files can be selected by clicking them while holding Ctrl (Windows) or Cmd (MacOS).