Is there a way to set a default location, folder, directory, etc, when using the PLACE command [Fig. 1] or RELINK button [Fig. 2]?
They should add this option to the preferences panel's FILE HANDLING option [Fig. 3].
SIDE NOTE: I need this option because I want to retain the image position and scale when I'm placing and relinking images with similar dimensions but different file names on NON-INDEXED servers.
Which for some reason causes InDesign to crash when you return to that directory. Initially I can place or relink images from there, but on return it crashes, or hangs [Fig. 4].
BOTTOM LINE: users should be given the option to choose which folder, directory, location, etc the PLACE and RELINK commands will take users to.
Does anyone have an alternative, like a script, or plugging, or some InDesign secret I don't know about?
Figures 1-4 below.
I simply use the finder to navigate to the image I need on the non-indexed directory, and drag and drop the image on the exact frame containing the image I want to replace/update, which places it with the position and scale intact.
Glad this is solved but this absolutely still needs to be an option! It would save me tons of time. I have to make an extra click on EVERY PLACE I make. Over a full work day, those clicks add up. It would speed workflow a great deal.