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Tip of the Week: Customizing the Links Panel

This InDesign tip on customizing the Links panel was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on June 28, 2018.

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The Links panel can show you an amazing amount of useful information about the placed images in your InDesign documents—if you take the time to customize it.

To do this, choose Panel Options from the panel menu. In the dialog box, you have over 60 items you can show or hide in the top part of the panel (Column) or the bottom part (Link info).

InDesign Links panel options

And if you add items to the Column, you can use them to sort placed images in the panel. So, for example, you can sort links according to color space, resolution, modification date, folder location, layer, and so on.

InDesign Links panel sorting links by color space

Bonus tip: Links panel customization is included in workspaces, so you can save different versions of the panel in different workspaces and instantly switch between them by choosing a different workspace.

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

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