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Using the Adobe Creative Cloud connector

This document contains information about using the Adobe Creative Cloud connector with Acquia DAM Classic.

This is an add-on feature. Contact your Account Manager to add this feature to your subscription.

No more broken design links! When you use the Acquia DAM Classic Connector for Adobe Creative Cloud®, all of the files linked to your design are available to anyone with Acquia DAM Classic. (Access depends on having permission to the folder(s) containing the assets.) This also reduces file size because there is no need to embed images.

For an overview of the connector and installation instructions, see Adobe Creative Cloud® connector installation guide.

Note

Acquia DAM Classic Connector for Adobe Creative Cloud® is an add-on feature. If you want to add this to your Acquia DAM Classic subscription, contact Acquia support for additional information.

Signing in to the connector

  1. Open InDesign®, Photoshop®, or Illustrator®.

  2. Create a new file or open an existing one.

  3. In the menu bar, click Window.

  4. From the Extensions section, click Acquia DAM CC Connector.

    Connector in menu

  5. If you are not prompted to sign in, click the options icon Options in the upper-right of the Connector panel, and then click Authorize.

  6. Enter your Acquia DAM Classic credentials, and then click Login.

  7. Click Yes to grant access to your account.

Using the connector

  • Browse - Double-click the folders in the connector. View the folder tree by clicking the folder name on the connector header. To go back a level, click Home or a parent folder. You can also click the previous icon Previous to go back to the previous folder.

    Note

    The connector displays only the first 50 assets in a folder.

    Folder tree

  • Search - Click the magnifying glass icon, enter a search term, and then click Search. Set the toggle to green to refine your search to supported files.

    Note

    The connector displays only the first 100 assets matching your query in search results.

    Toggle to green

  • Preview - Double-click an asset in the connector to display a larger preview image.

  • Add - From the thumbnail view, drag and drop assets into the document from the connector.

    Drag and Drop

  • Upload document

    1. Save the document to your computer.
    2. In the Connector, navigate to the folder where you would like to upload the document.
    3. Click the options icon Options on the top-right of the connector panel, and then click Upload Document.

    Your file and any locally linked assets will now be saved in Acquia DAM Classic for you or other team members to access. There is no need to package the file, because all of your links will pull linked files directly from Acquia DAM Classic.

Additional information on using the Acquia DAM Classic Connector in InDesign®

The Acquia DAM Classic Connector lets you drag and drop images from Acquia DAM Classic into InDesign® to create direct, URL-based links.

In addition to the previously-described functionality, you may also do the following:

Update resolution - Double-click the assets icon Assets in the links panel to toggle between-low res and high-res assets. You can update all links at once by pressing Option (MacOS) or Alt (Windows) as you double-click the assets icon Assets.

Updating version - If a new version of an asset has been added in Acquia DAM Classic, the warning icon Warning will be displayed in the Links panel. Double-click the icon to update to the latest version.

Changed image

Moving assets - There will be no impact on the links if an asset used in the InDesign® document is moved in Acquia DAM Classic.

If you need to distribute an InDesign® to someone who does not have Acquia DAM Classic, you can use the InDesign® Package command with the option to include copies of the assets from Acquia DAM Classic in the output file.