How To Correct Missing Links In Your File


Rather than linking to a file that you’ve placed in a document, you can embed (or store) the file within the document. When you embed a file, you break the link to the original. Without the link, the Links panel doesn’t alert you when the original has changed, and you cannot update the file automatically.

Adobe Illustrator

Keep in mind that embedding a file, rather than linking to the original, increases the document file size.

  1. Select a file in the Links panel, and choose Embed Image from the panel menu. 
  2. Select the linked artwork in the illustration window. In the Control panel, click the Embed button.

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Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop refers to linked objects as "Smart Objects". To embed smart objects do the following:

  1. Right-click a Linked Smart Object layer in the Layers panel and choose Embed Linked.
  2. Choose Layer > Smart Objects > Embed Linked.
  3. In the Properties panel, click Embed.

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Corel Draw

Corel allows you the option to either link or embed objects from other files. We need all linked files embedded. 

  1. In your Corel File, click Edit Insert new object.
  2. Enable the Create from file option.
  3. Click the Browse button. 
  4. Click a filename.

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