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I edit a Affinität Publisher document together with a friend. He work on the text-part, i on the image part. All images are linked and stored in one folder beside the Publisher document. But since Publisher stored the absolute path to the images an exchange of the Publisher document is not really practicable, since the absolute paths on each computer are not the same. Therefore after exchanging the document, both get the warning of missing resources and have to replace every(!) image manually inside the Resource manager. Since we have several dozens of images in our document, every time a laboriously, painstaking and error-prone job.

My question: is it not possible to change the path to all linked images with only one single change of the path to the folder? Or to use a relative path to the images, relative to the Publisher document. Or a tiny, little bit of AI inside the resource manager to search for the missing images, after one had manually exchange the first missing image and therefore giving a new path to the images?

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https://affinity.help/publisher/English.lproj/pages/Media/embeddingVsLinking.html

Would it not be practical to have the document on DropBox, a Mega folder or a Google Drive?

So folder structure...

  • Publisher Project
    • Publisher Doc.afpub
    • Resources folder

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There are apps to gather images linked to specified place for Adobe/Quark.
So someday somebody will create such an app for Affinity too, I guess.

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5 hours ago, jakamaschi said:

My question: is it not possible to change the path to all linked images with only one single change of the path to the folder?

When you Open the document and get the popup about missing resources, click Yes rather than Resource Manager. When you locate the first image, Publisher will find the rest of them that are in the same folder.


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