Placing content

Placing content allows you to include images and Affinity (Designer, Photo, etc.), Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand or PDF documents into your current document without the need to open each file in turn.

Content placed in this way can be replaced using the options on the context toolbar.

Once you've added embedded documents onto your page, you can edit each document without leaving your current document.

About placing content

Once you've opened your design, you can place additional content.

Some useful tips when placing content include:

Once added to your page, you have the option to replace the content, retaining its position, as well as edit placed content.

Place Image Tool To place content:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Select the Place Image Tool.
    • From the File menu, select Place.
  2. In the pop-up dialog, navigate to and select a file, and click Open.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click to place the file at its default, displayed size.
    • Drag on the page to set the size and position of the content.
  4. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file onto the page to place it as an embedded file.
To scale a placed image by DPI, percentage scale or to original size:
  1. Select the image.
  2. From the context toolbar, select the Image Info section and choose an Image DPI or Scale percentage value from the flyout. Alternatively, click Original Size to scale to 100% (native dimensions) and reset aspect ratio.
    Image scaling
To return squashed content to its original aspect ratio:
Place Image Tool To place multiple files:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Select the Place Image Tool.
    • From the File menu, select Place.
  2. In the pop-up dialog, -select the files you wish to place, and click Open.
  3. The Place Images panel will appear, displaying the files you selected for placement. The files can be placed consecutively from here each time you click on the page or picture frames you would like to place them in until the panel no longer holds any files, starting with the topmost file in the panel. Alternatively, you can click on a file within the panel and then click on the page or picture frame to place that specific file.
To add an image to a layer (via Finder):
  • Drag an image from Finder to your page. The image will be added to the project as a new layer.
To add an image to a layer (via Explorer):
  • Drag an image from Explorer to your page. The image will be added to the project as a new layer.
To replace an image:
  1. Select an image.
  2. From the context toolbar, select Replace Image.

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