Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Assets can identify if an uploaded file contains references to assets that already exist in the repository. This feature is available for supported file formats only. If the uploaded asset contains any references to AEM assets, a bidirectional link is created between the uploaded and referenced assets.
Besides eliminating redundancy, referencing AEM assets in Adobe Creative Cloud applications enhances collaboration and increases the efficiency and productivity of users.
AEM Assets supports bidirectional referencing. You can find referenced assets in the asset detail page of the uploaded file. In addition, you can view the referencing files for AEM assets in the asset details page of the referenced asset.
References are resolved on the basis of path, document ID, and instance ID of the referenced assets.
To reference AEM assets from within an InDesign file, either drag AEM assets to the InDesign file or export the InDesign file as a ZIP file.
Referenced assets already exist in AEM Assets. You can extract subassets by configuring InDesign server. Embedded assets in an InDesign file are extracted as subassets.
If the InDesign server is proxied, InDesign files have their preview embedded within their XMP metadata. In this case, thumbnail extraction is not explicitly required. However, if the InDesign server is not proxied, thumbnails must be explicitly extracted for InDesign files.
This procedure is similar to Adding AEM assets as references in Adobe Illustrator.
When the workflow completes, the references in the Links folder are automatically referenced as subassets. To view a list of referred assets, navigate to the asset details page of the InDesign asset and close the Rail.
The assets within compound assets can also be referenced based on their Document ID and Instance ID. This functionality is available with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop versions only. For others, referencing is done on the basis of relative path of linked assets in the main compound asset as done in earlier versions of AEM.
The Page Viewer feature of AEM Assets lets you view individual pages of multi-page files, including PDF, INDD, PPT, PPTX, and Ai files. For InDesign, you can extract pages using InDesign server. If the previews of pages are saved during InDesign file creation , then InDesign Server is not required for page extraction.
You can browse through individual pages of a file from the asset page. You can use options from the toolbar to annotate individual pages of the file. You can also use the Page Overview option to view all the pages simultaneously.