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Broken links between mac and PC when using Illustrator and a NAS server?

Sep 6, 2013 4:00 PM

Tags: #illustrator #links #broken

When Illustrator files are created by my colleague on his PC, he drags and drops images from various folders into his Illustrator document. The file opens fine on our other PC's, but not on our Macs. We always get broken links messages which is horribly cumbersome. What can we do to fix this?


MAny thanks in advance

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    Sep 7, 2013 5:20 AM   in reply to dpgorman

    Moving discussion to Illustrator forum.

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    Sep 7, 2013 6:19 PM   in reply to dpgorman

    really what you have is a workflow issue--to solve this--put the links (copies) and illustrator files in the same folder on your server--then the links are right where you need them from either platform.

    (if someone drags and drops from another location you will continue to have the same problem--so tidy up your workflow)

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    Sep 7, 2013 6:47 PM   in reply to dpgorman

    the workaround is to alter your workflow and possibly increase your server space.

    where I work we have an 'assets' folder, and we move/copy the assets we need into a 'job' folder for each job we are working on.

    IF there are multiple instances of the same asset per project--keep all pieces of the project in a named/numbered folder on your NAS, then any and all will be accessible to anyone working on a piece of the project--just open the 'job' folder and the links are there!

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