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Any way to mass update where Publisher looks for linked image files?

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I'm currently working part time in the office, and part time at home. I have Affinity Publisher files stored on OneDrive synced on my work and home computer. However, if I work on a Publisher file on the work iMac, save it to OneDrive and then try to work from it on my WIndows home computer, all the linked files are broken. I then have to relink them all if I want to work on the file at home, which, when you're working on a Publisher file that has 50+ images, isn't exactly a productive use of my time. Considering it's all in the same folder structure (because they're on a synced OneDrive folder), is there any way to tell Publisher 'the folder where all the images are stored are here with all the same subdirectories' and then Publisher just relink all the images? I swear when I was using InDesign a year or two ago it could do this.

I know one work around is to stop using linked files, but that means the file size would end up being massive, and it seems a bit silly given I'm working from the same OneDrive folder on my computers.

Thanks for any tips/tricks!

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If the linked files are all in the same directory, then:

  1. Open the .afpub file.
  2. When you get the dialog popup about missing resources, choose "Yes", not "Resource Manager".
  3. Locate the file that Publisher presents to you.
  4. Publisher should automatically find all the others.


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  • 5 months later...

This does not work for me (1.9.1).

When I start linking them one at a time, Publisher hangs.

I would like to be able to point the program at the folder with the images. How difficult can that be? Once it finds one, it should find the rest of the placed/linked/embedded images.


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