Now that shows how the links can be fixed automatically. Let us have a look at a couple of things that may affect that if you choose not to do it automatically. What we will do is we will go ahead and close this document down and click the “Don’t Save” button. We do not want to save any changes with that. I want to open exactly the same file and bring out the same warnings again.
So press command O or Ctrl O on the PC to bring up the open file dialog box, select dependencies again, go ahead and click open and this time when it says “missing fonts”, I am just going to ask you to click “Okay” because I want to show you something specific to that again and when it brings up the links option, go ahead and click “Don’t Fix”.
Now, the first thing I want to point out with regards to the font, as you can see here, the pink highlight is very prominent. I mentioned before in the quick start tool that we have the W key to access the preview mode. If you go ahead and hit W on your keyboard now and turn on preview, the highlight for the missing font disappears.
Now, it is possible to save a document in preview mode. So if this document had been saved, you could open this up. Ignore the font warning and you would not know if this particular section was a problem or not because we cannot see the highlight.
So if you do open a document that is preview mode, go ahead and turn it off just to make sure there are no pink highlights anywhere. It is very important to remember that you can still find the font option under the Type menu here. You can go down to Find Font that brings up the same options to find the troubles and font and replaced that with one that we can use.
I will go ahead and click Done because we do not need to make that change right now. Coming back down to the Links palette for a second, we can see that the Bright Entrance File has the icon with the question mark which has covered over that for a second, it does tell us, the Link file is missing. If we go down to the one beneath it, the New Object.psd, the icon for that tells us that the link file is modified.
Now, each of this will give us a different option. What we will do is if we select the Bright Entrance PSD to start with, just highlight that and then come down here to this icon at the bottom of the Links palette, it gives us the Re-link Option. This allows us to manually re-link to another image exactly the same as what we did when we chose to fix automatically a second ago.
So, once you choose that it does bring out the same image dialog box, ask us to locate the quick start tool folder, select Entrance PSD, click open, it will bring out again the same dialog, same, but the name is different. Do you want to link to the new one, click yes, it reimports the image and is now removed that problem here from the links.
Likewise, if we select the New Obejct.psd file, the one that needs to be re-link, we have accessed to this icon now that was not there a second ago, that says “Update the Link” because it knows where the link is on the hard drive, but it knows it has been changed in the previous one. We can simply click that and keep your eye on the image on the right hand side when we do that as soon as we hit update. It loads in the new one and replaces that automatically here on the right hand side.
So, that is really just a few of the options you need to look out for this. That is why I have created this file called dependencies. You will always get files in that may be have missing fonts and certainly images that might be in a different location or have been updated. Those are just some of the ways that you can make sure that everything is neat and tidy before you then continue work.