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Linked files - Live Editing of Layers and saving over original file


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The auto reload feature of Linked files is quite intriguing.
It would be cool if we where able to directly edit the layers and saving over the original file.549873838_linkedfiles-wishforeditablelayersandsavingasoriginalfile_show.gif.ebee1293b767f4f45b34f5aae1595484.gif

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You can, but only by using Edit Document (Context Toolbar, which you seem to have hidden) to "open" the container for editing. Otherwise, the Linked document is a single layer as far as the main document is concerned.

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@walt.farrell
whenever the file is externally updated, that edit Document option vanishes and it looks like in the image below;
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When using edit document on a first time linked file works, it does not update the layers once you are again start editing the document outside of affinity.
 

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What kind of document is the Linked document?

Can you share both documents (or similar ones with the same problem)?

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yes of course :)
The linked file is a temporary .psd file with a name which the other program doesn´t allow a namechange on it.
The LayerZ.psd is the first file. the 2LayerZ.psd is the second iteration but the number 2 needs to be removed.

Its uploaded to wetransfer and contains the afpub file as well as two example psds.

https://we.tl/t-lmXadhMavG

 

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