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Thanks Britt. I forgot about outline mode. Looks like I'll be able to mess
with it via the Links palette afterall.

-frank

>You should be able to "squeeze' placed image files with the scale
>tool or set a specific size in the transform palette. What you can't
>do is set a specific size  for one dimension and have the other
>dimension stay proportionate (lame). The the scale tool is not
>working for you, do you have a sticky shift key maybe?
>
>You can find information on linked files in the Document Info window.
>Use the pop out list to go the the linked file section with your
>image selected at the same time. There is less info here than I would
>like, but it does list the path.
>
>If you are missing a file, you can delete the image directly. It will
>be a blank box, only visible in outline mode. If you select it, you
>should be able to designate a new image for it through the link
>palette, or do a file/place/replace to get a new file to replace it.
>
>Britt
>
>>
>>Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>Hey All,
>>
>>After becoming spoiled by the very useful features in various programs that
>>allow us to view the details about- and properties of- a linked asset, I
>>have found such abilities in AI 10 to be very lame.
>>
>>At one point I resized a linked file and AI insisted on showing the file in
>>the original aspect ratio. Huh? There seemed to be no place to massage the
>>file into its new shape. Another time I had a folder full of variations of
>>the linked file. Nowhere can I find a way for AI to show me the path for
>>the linking. In other cases I sometimes get error messages when opening a
>>file whose linked asset is missing. No place it seems where I can manage
>>these assets and perhaps delete the link for a long gone file. Am I
>>missing something? Any such tools in AI CX?
>>
>>-Frank
>>
>>
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