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Any way to swap out all embedded files in bulk?

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I have some files that have multiple versions of the same embedded file in them. Is there any way to change the embedded files in bulk, or is changing them 1 by 1 the only option?


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I’d be pleasantly surprised to learn that it’s possible to do this. The rationale behind embedding a file instead of linking it is that it makes the content impervious to any external changes.

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14 hours ago, Joe S. said:

Is there any way to change the embedded files in bulk

The Resource Manager can achieve this, ensuring you select the 'master' group of all versions of the placed file (indicated by the number in parenthesis in the file title, ie (5)) and not one of the individual files themselves:


I hope this helps :)

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@Dan C You just blew my mind in the best way possible 🤯🤯🤯

And answering a question I hadn't asked yet: why do some embedded docs behave differently even though I though it was the same doc (ie they were slightly different docs, which I can see in the Resource Manager).

I'm going to switched to linking vs embedding for the current project I'm working on.

I also should read the entire help docs. I know I won't but there's a LOT these apps do that I'm unaware of.


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