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I agree and was going to suggest the same thing when I found this post.

I'd like an option to allow you to select absolute or relative paths to images, etc.
Maybe for an image this could be done "intelligently" so if you use a resource on a network folder the path would be absolute, but for a local resource it would be relative?

Or perhaps be able specify a folder ( or folders ) in the document setup for resource locations.
I have sub-folders for different sections of of publications and sub-folders within those so images for any particular job will be spread across several folders.
Some, like advertisements, will get used in several different jobs, others just once in a single article.

 

This sort of ties in with having an option to "package" a publication with its resources for passing to a third party?

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One workaround, for now: After you've moved the files, open the Publisher document that uses them. You'll get a popup about missing resources, asking if you want to locate them.

Click Yes (not Resource Manager). You will get a Finder or File Explorer window with one of the files named in it. Navigate to the new location containing that file and click Open.

Publisher will find all the missing files that are in the same folder.

-- Walt

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   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
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46 minutes ago, Bernard Scherler said:

By me, it doesn't work. I need to relocate EACH picture one by one. Very annoying.

Are all the images in the same directory?

When you Opened the Publisher file, and were prompted, did you respond Yes, or Resource Manager. You must respond Yes if you want all of them relinked.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1065 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1065 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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On 7/8/2019 at 11:47 PM, walt.farrell said:

One workaround, for now: After you've moved the files, open the Publisher document that uses them. You'll get a popup about missing resources, asking if you want to locate them.

Click Yes (not Resource Manager). You will get a Finder or File Explorer window with one of the files named in it. Navigate to the new location containing that file and click Open.

Publisher will find all the missing files that are in the same folder.

Thank you for this brilliant tipp! Is a good workaround. Publisher still needs a better solution.

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