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I am using Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and / or CS6 (depending on if this feature can be found in one or the other program). Does anyone know if there is a way to batch update multiple image links in InDesign CS5 or CS6?

In other words, I have edited loads of images that are already linked to an existing document and would now like to update them all without relinking to all of them.

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Are all the updated images located in the same directory? If yes, then update one and the rest will update as well. If the originals are scattered about a system, you'll have to update each image, or at least one image in each separate original directory. –  Scott Oct 2 '12 at 11:22

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Alt(Option)-Click the "Update Link" button?

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WSDE47C603-CE39-4952-942B-A84893EA06E7a.html

To update all modified links, choose Update All Links from the Links panel menu, or select a modified link and Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the Update Link button.

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... or close and reopen the InDesign file. Automatically relinks. –  Yokel Feb 6 at 13:14

Another option (although I like the Alt-click by horatio best) is to simply move/delete the files that it is currently referencing and then update one and select the checkboyx to look for other missing files in the same directore. Works only if all files are in the same directory, obviously.

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If Adobe InDesign spots multiple missing files in the same directory it automatically batch corrects all the missing links in that folder. Just make sure you don't keep moving files.

This link might help, its a step-by-step relink. http://www.earlepress.com/contact-us/support-forum/forumid/8/threadid/14/scope/posts.aspx

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