You can tell if it is link as it will have an X highlight when you mouse over the image. If it is
embedded, it will just highlight the outer edge of the image.
If you are dragging images into illustrator, they will be embedded by default. If you are using the
place command, they will be linked by default.
On 5/6/10 1:28 PM, Linda Feltner wrote:
> Curious. I never purposely embed a file when I PLACE an image in
> Illustrator. BUT on the PLACE window my boxes for Link, Template, and
> Replace are all unchecked. So maybe somewhere there are settings to
> Embed. I go to the Links window to re-link to an updated sketch, and the
> box Replace is checked. Doesn't give an opportunity to Embed or Link.
> So, how would I determine whether it is linked or embedded? The document
> palette at the top of the page says "Grayscale". Does one have to
> manually check the LINK box when placing? or can it be set to a default.
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