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When moving a Publisher file from a PC to a mac, the images linked in documents are noted as 'missing' - I believe this is because the server path appears to be changing... On the mac the path includes the server 'share' name whereas on the PC the server share is noted as a drive letter (Y:\) instead.

Firstly, is there a way around this within Publisher?

Secondly, if not, is there a way to do bulk updates to linked images? I'd have expected that, when I update one image within a folder, the others with the same general path will also automatically update. However, currently I have to update the each individually. Am I missing something?

All thoughts gratefully received!


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Hi Edward Goodwin,

There is no way around this without making your images embedded I'm afraid. As far a I'm aware there is no way to bulk update or replace images either I'm afraid.



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Hmm. That's disappointing - Regarding bulk updating of images (i.e. that one update can then 'intelligently' be passed through to other images with links broken assuming the same previous path) - is that something that's on the roadmap? It is something that's on Indesign I believe. It seems such an obvious feature... 


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If all the images are in the same directory, then I think there is a way.

When you open the Publisher file you will get a dialog warning of the missing images and asking if you want to replace them. If you answer Yes (not Resource Manager), you will get a dialog asking you to locate one of the images. When you find that one, Publisher will (I believe) find all others that are in the same directory.

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