Get blank image when placing an .ai file into InDesign CC


I have a simple line-art logo I created in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 from outlining text with a solid color and a cropped in the artboard to the logo's size. (1x1inch)

When I place it into a new InDesign CC 2015 document, it is just a transparent image in a box.

I already tried importing with options and changing the trim settings, which changed it from being a miniature box to a box the right size.

I've run into this with earlier version of Illustrator, where you had to have the Illustrator version to match Indesign or it wouldn't import right, but now I have both versions matching.

Any ideas?

7/23/2015 1:32:00 AM

Accepted Answer

If you save your Illustrator file without "Create PDF Compatible file" selected in the Save As dialog, you will not get a preview when you place it in InDesign. Adobe should mend their ways.

Thank you Scott for providing the right solution.

7/23/2015 3:39:00 AM