Select all of the links in the links panel and open the panel menu. Choose utilities>copy links to> and copy the links to a folder that's accessible to the editor in the DB folder.
Make sure to save the INDD file afterward. You may have to use file>save as.
The problem with that is we would then loose the folder structure - which must be maintained.
As I said this has worked flawlessly for the past two years. The last issue was done in late November. Have there been any ID updates lately?
What's interesting is the file paths:
File shows linked when I open the INDD file and it's Full Path is:
/Volumes/Big Jobs/Dropbox/BAG Graphics/2013/2013-1 Spring/Articles/David Swendseid Project X part II/1- ARRIVAL .JPG
The styled path:
Big Jobs:Dropbox:BAG Graphics:2013:2013-1 Spring:Articles:David Swendseid Project X part II:1- ARRIVAL .JPG
On a file that the Editor linked (His name is Mark with a K; mine is Marc with a C) the full path:
/Users/mark/Dropbox/bass angler/2013/2013-1 Spring/Advertisements/Yamamoto-spring13.pdf
Marcs MBP:Users:mark:Dropbox:bass angler:2013:2013-1 Spring:Advertisements:Yamamoto-spring13.pdf
Why does it think that "Mark" is a user on my system?
I have no idea what the deal is there but I can tell you without any
doubt that I move from Mac to Windows and back again through Dropbox
without any linking issues at all.
Whatever the problem you're having, it appears to be local. There are a
lot of people using this workflow and you're the first that I've seen
report this kind of problem.
Are you absolutely certain that the linked files are in the Dropbox
Yes, all the files are in the DropBox (that's where I link to and where the INDD file resides).
What is the path showing as on the editor's machine for the missing links?
The paths on his side show the same way as in my post above.
I am changing the name of my drop box (BAG Graphics) to match his (Bass Angler) to see if that has any impact. Currently waiting for DropBox to finish updating.
Don't see how that will make any difference as the names have both been in place for at least a year if not more.
Something went wonky on you somewhere. But again, this certainly doesn't
strike me as InDesign issue.
Well now this is interesting. Changing the names of the Dropbox made no difference.
Basically what we were dealing with was 175 images that would not show up as linked on each other's machine. If I linked them, then he saw them as unlinked and vice-versa. There were two images that were fine. Showed up in both places as linked. Totally different file paths from the other 175.
I tried doing a "Save As". No difference.
I saved the file as a idml (CS4 compatible) file. When I did that I was showing 150 unlinked images. Closed the INDD file and opened the idml file. Chewed on it for a long time... Finally opened with ZERO, yes zero missing links!! Saved the file as a INDD CS6 document and had the editor open it. 2 missing links - the two that were fine before!
Guessing at this point that something in the original CS6 file was wonky and that by doing the idml route it cleaned up the code.
Thanks for walking me through the issues.
Ain't technology fun?