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Feature request publisher: Resource Manager: Relink to folder

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Hi,

I am thoroughly enjoying Affinity Publisher! The ability for me to add adjustment layers to master pages is incredible!

Two features would be so so time saving for me:

  • Relink to a folder. Many times I have an entire folder full of exports of frames from a video I am referencing, that I later want to replace with the color graded version. In Indesign, I kept the filenames the same but could batch re-link resources to another folder. This feature would be a game-changer for me — Affinity already speeds up my workflow compared to inDesign, but with this feature, it would be blazing fast. So selecting multiple resources and being able to relink them to another folder would be a godsend. It could then look for all the files with the same name in said folder.
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  • Auto place multiple images in a frame of a master page, creating new pages to create enough master pages.

Thanks for making this program!

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I am also very interested in having a bulk relink feature added to the resource manager, but I would also like it to automatically find files in the same folder as a single relinked file. I hate to bring up the opposition, but like Lightroom does when you relink a missing file, it will say it has found other missing files in this folder, do you wish to relink and so forth.

Thank you!


Lisa Rose

Atlanta, GA

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Yes, either the option of selecting more than 1 resource for replacing when the file name has not changed but the file path only – or on replacing a single file then simply with the offer "found more missing items in that folder, do you want to replace all?"

Also related:  I'd appreciate for single resource replacements to see its file path/name in the title bar of the following finder/explorer window. That would make it much easier to detect a missing resource within a folder structure and/or among similar file names.


macOS 10.14.6, Macbook Pro Retina 15" + Eizo 24", Affinity in Separated Mode (documents merged)

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On 8/25/2019 at 9:52 AM, lisarose66 said:

I am also very interested in having a bulk relink feature added to the resource manager, but I would also like it to automatically find files in the same folder as a single relinked file. I hate to bring up the opposition, but like Lightroom does when you relink a missing file, it will say it has found other missing files in this folder, do you wish to relink and so forth.

Just a comment: This function is already available in Publisher when you Open a .afpub file. If any resources are missing, you get a popup telling you that, and offering to let you find the images. You get 3 choices: Yes, No, and Resource Manager.

If you choose Yes (not Resource Manager), then you will get an explorer or finder dialog, and when you locate the missing file Publisher will also find any others that are in the same folder.

It would be very helpful if the Resource Manager also operated that way, or had an option to do so.


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23 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

If you choose Yes (not Resource Manager), then you will get an explorer or finder dialog, and when you locate the missing file Publisher will also find any others that are in the same folder.

Thank you to mention that in particular. – And it even shows the missing/searching file name in the finder window title bar.

I never had used the "Yes" button because of the word "locate", which, known from Resource Manager, only means to show & select an item on the page.
If it would say sth like "Would you like to locate them on your disk?" or "... reassign their file path?" etc.  it might avoid such a misunderstanding.

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macOS 10.14.6, Macbook Pro Retina 15" + Eizo 24", Affinity in Separated Mode (documents merged)

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