Place File in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    To begin, you should open Illustrator either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner of the screen and clicking the Windows icon
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    This will reveal a list of your recently used programs. You may see Illustrator there. It has a brown-and-orange icon with the letters "Ai".
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    If you still can't see "Adobe Illustrator CS6", use your search bar along the bottom and type "Adobe Illustrator"
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    Click "Adobe Illustrator CS6"
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    It will immediately start loading and take you directly to our workspace. For instructions on how to change your workspace, you can view our other Adobe Illustrator tutorials.
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    Click "File" in the top left-hand corner of the window
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    Click "New..."
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    It is the first option in the drop down menu. Alternatively, press "Ctrl" + "N" on the keyboard. You can also open an existing document from the menu. A pop-up window will appear for you to edit the settings of your new document. For more information on these settings, please see the following tutorials: "Use Templates to Create a New Document", "Create a New Document", and "Open Existing Files".
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    For this tutorial, let's keep the default settings and click "OK"
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    When the document is opened, click "File"
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    In the menu, click "Place..."
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    Select a folder and click one file that you would like to place
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    You can select templates or your own image. If you select a PDF file with multiple pages, you can choose the page you want. When you click the file you want to import, you will notice a thumbnail appearing at the bottom of the pop-up window.
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    Check or uncheck the "Link" option
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    If you do not want a link to the file, uncheck it. If this box is unchecked, the file will be embedded into the document. Otherwise, it will be linked.
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    Click "Place" at the lower right-hand side
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    Click the "Crop to" drop-down menu
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    Click an option from the menu
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    "Media" is the default option that will crop the shape of the document. You can also click "Crop", "Art", "Bleed", or "Trim" to use a part of the file.
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    If you have a PDF file, click the arrows to select the page
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    You can check or uncheck "Preview" to see or hide the preview
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    When you have made your selections, click "OK" to place the document
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    An "X" will appear across the screen. This tells you that the document is quite large.
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    If needed, zoom out to see the edges of the inserted document
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    Then you can change the size of the document by clicking and dragging the corners
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    This process is shown in our other tutorials.
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    You can click and drag your object to place it where it should appear on the document
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    You can also resize it by clicking and dragging the small squares. If you do not see the proper picture that you want to place inside of the blue frame, try to place the file again into the document. Using the file menu is the best way to place a file in Illustrator. Although you can and drag and drop files, Illustrator might be stricter about the types of files it accepts.
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