2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2014 7:25 AM by bradboutwell

    InDesign: Set default location/folder/directory for place or relink command?

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      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?

       

       

       

      Thanks.

       

       

       

       

       

      Figures 1-4 below.

       

       

       

       

       

      Fig. 1

      place.png

       

       

       

      Fig. 2

      relink_button.png

       

       

       

       

      Fig. 3

      default_location.png

       

       

       

      Fig. 4

      crashes.png

       

       

       

       

       

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