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An error occurred while saving the commentDenis commented
Linked contents allow to keep the AI file size low, and keep the saving process quick.
Otherwise, embedded images can lead to dramatic file size increase, and may result in losing a lot of time every time you save the AI document.
The workaround is to use the Transform Effect on a group, but it's much less flexible than symbols.
Another workaround (more flexible than the previous one, but less convenient) is the following: instead of creating a new symbol (not allowed with linked images), create a new AI document saved with PDF compatibility, and then import the whole thing as a linked content into the main document.Denis supported this idea ·