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I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« on: January 29, 2020, 02:29:14 PM »
I have a client file that was built entirely in InDesign with placed graphics. I have a dieline from Illustrator and want to paste the design into the dieline ad do it in InDesign. I have copied the dieline from Illustrator and pasted into InDesign (probably the only time I've ever copied from one program to the other). I have tried copying or cutting everything from the page to paste into the dieline. I've seen this work before and I think it had something to do with how the Illustrator path was copied from Illustrator.

This should work, correct?
Help!
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Re: I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 02:39:54 PM »
Interesting, I have never done that / thought it wouldn't work
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Re: I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 03:18:25 PM »
If you copy an item from Indesign, then paste it into a shape in Indesign, it will let you.
If you copy from Illy and try to paste into a shape in Indesign, no go
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Re: I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 03:56:55 PM »
you can do eeeeet!

Just use the white arrow selection tool instead of the black one so you are grabbing the image in InDesign and not the frame the image is in. then paste inside the path.
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Re: I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 04:17:56 PM »
Okay. The InDesign file has 10 layers. Looking at it now, the only thing I need to really "Paste Into" is the background layer. All the copy and other crap can sit on top. Lemme try the background only and report back.
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Re: I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2020, 02:30:18 PM »
I have a client file that was built entirely in InDesign with placed graphics. I have a dieline from Illustrator and want to paste the design into the dieline ad do it in InDesign. I have copied the dieline from Illustrator and pasted into InDesign (probably the only time I've ever copied from one program to the other). I have tried copying or cutting everything from the page to paste into the dieline. I've seen this work before and I think it had something to do with how the Illustrator path was copied from Illustrator.

This should work, correct?
Help!

If it was me, I'd work the other way around. Export an eps or pdf from InDesign and open in Illy (I can hear the groans already). Then copy and paste the dieline into a top layer and make sure the stroke is set to overprint. Illustrator presents the most accurate way of placing the dieline. Then if necessary you can place the whole file into InDesign. We did this hundreds, maybe thousands, of times in the folding carton trade when we received artwork as an InDesign file with no dieline placed.
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Re: I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2020, 02:36:21 PM »
no groaning here  8)
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Re: I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2020, 02:46:24 PM »
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...open in Illy (I can hear the groans already)...

I only do that when necessary....  20, maybe 30 time a day


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Re: I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2020, 05:12:13 PM »
What? Drink?  :drunk3: :drunk3: Me too!

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Re: I Don't understand "Paste Into"
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2020, 11:44:46 AM »
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