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Not sure if I'm missing something obvious but if I have a my Publisher document and a folder containing all the Linked images/graphics used within the Publisher document both contained within the same folder and then I decide at a later date (after creating my document) to simply rename the folder containing  my images/graphics, resouce manager doesn't:

  1. Give me the option to Update, only the option to Replace
  2. Allow me to Update or Replace all images/graphics in one go

When I Replace the first image, I would have expected Publisher to be intelligent enough to automatically recognise all the other now Missing images/graphics within the renamed folder because their file names have not changed and provide the option via a dialogue window to automatically ask if I want to update them. Currently you have to select each image/graphic individually and then select Replace which is painful in a document containing hundreds of images/graphics.

Having the preference 'Automatically update linked resources when externally' ticked in the Genral preferences, obviously only applies if a graphic has been modified but doesn't accommodate a simple folder name change. I hope this is something that will be improved moving forward, unless it's already there and I've missed it.


Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3

MacBook Pro 16GB, macOS Mojave 10.14.6

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If you rename the folder containing the graphics. and then Open the Publisher document, you should get a popup offering choices of No, Yes, and Resource Manager. If you choose Yes rather than Resource Manager then you'll be able to locate one of the images, and at that point Publisher will automatically locate the rest of them. This function is not available if you choose Resource Manager.


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Thanks Walt, not entirely sure how I missed that, makes perfect sense now... blinkered vision me thinks 🙂


Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3

MacBook Pro 16GB, macOS Mojave 10.14.6

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To me it's unexpected that Yes offers the automatic relocation function, and Resource Manager doesn't. I think that many users probably have missed finding that function :)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.820 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.820 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.822 Beta.

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I have to agree, to my 'logical' brain, I would have expected that functionality from within Resource Manager as well!


Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3

MacBook Pro 16GB, macOS Mojave 10.14.6

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