Link assets from local documents
The cloud support for shared Xd libraries/components/fonts/colours etc is exactly what I've been wanting - except I can't use it because I don't use the cloud to save my files (I have to use our internal server).
The same features but importing from files outside of the cloud is really needed!
We like keeping the documents local. For an innumerable amount of reasons. The fact that companies push for online workflows is just to lock us into their products, and at some point, probably get away with claiming the documents don't even belong to us. So yeah, this should work offline like it does on Sketch. It's one of the main reasons we haven't fully switched to XD from Sketch.
Kim Busch commented
Agree - Linking assets via Adobe's cloud does not work for Enterprise clients due to internal security measures.
Need the ability to link documents locally or from a internal server.
Support for only linking assets via Adobe's cloud doesn't work for many enterprise client given the uncertainty of security.
Copy and pasting text with character style applied into a new document should retain that style and ideally sync it back to the master.
Without requiring the document to be in the cloud.
As mentioned by other customers the cloud, magical as it is, doesn't always work for a variety of reasons, often to do with enterprise and security. Thanks :)
Nicholas Crofoot commented
Would give a hundred votes for this if I could. Same issue as the others. Our company is super security conscious and requires everything to be on internal systems.
Agree. The ability to link local files as libraries with components, colors and text styles is very important. Sometimes there's no/bad internet connection, using internal server, etc. I've also had problems with linked cloud files and this blocked me from working. I cannot rely entirely on XD at this moment.
Oh right, I forgot that you could only link assets from a cloud document. Yes, I would suggest merging in to the feature request you've mentioned. It would be helpful to be able to link to documents that might be hosted in google drive or elsewhere as well rather than just as XD cloud document.s
In cases where I've shared an XD file that has components linked to a cloud document, those components are all broken links to other users unless I share the cloud document too. Users can 'Relink' to the cloud document, but there is no way to 'Relink' to a local XD file. There are cases where this might be useful
Please add the ability to link to LOCAL files and not only cloud files. It doesn't make sense that we can link components but not styles and colors.
We use a server with GIT for version control and team work. Can't use cloud, therefore can't link Styles and Colors to another document...
It works with components, why this choice for colors and styles ??