Relinking multiple linked files at once
Hi, I'm brutally struggle with Ai or even in Indd when it comes to changing arts from linked files with more artboards and replacing them easily. I have prepared board for printing and label cutting so that means I have couple of graphics ready to print and what I have to do is just relink linked file with another one AND and choosing different page its original file.
I have one design like this with 3 artboards/pages and I have other 11 designs.
In other project I have placed linked files. The problem is, each placed linked file Ai is showing file browser to select file and page which veeeeery annoying.
I need is speed it up the changing file workflow and be asked for the file and artboard just once! The reason is also I have cutting lines which must on same place. Is it possible? Any ideas?
I recorded the problem: https://www.dropbox.com/s/go5wq58cnklenwj/aifilelinking_issue.mov?dl=0
Imagine I have linked 100 files with 3 artboard so I have to click 300 windows? Now I have other 12 designs so that means 3600 times? Ugh.
Mac OS 10.14.5, Ai 23.0.4
Brent Walker commented
it is TRULY unacceptable that this isn't already included in AI. Ridiculous. I'm going to spend an hour relinking each file one-by-one because I needed to move my image files around?
How to use this script?
When I go to File>Script>fast_relink.jsx
it pops up an error message in russian saying
"44 Файл для релинка не выбран"
24 Выделите линки и/или растровые изображения
Egor Chistyakov commented
I'ts a known ********. But happily we have a script to relink multiple images with one file:
Huge thanks to Marat. Shame on the guy who works with relinking in Adobe.