I don't think you can do that, unless you use a shortcut, but this also has an adress. If you would have two users on the same machine, how is the soft going to know which \Resources\Thumb to use?
Ideally the InDesign document would look from its location and only the sub folders within the directory where it is saved. For example:
(C:\Users\JSmith\Desktop\InDesign thumbnail Test\001\Resources\Thumb)
The InDesign Doc would be located in folder "001". The image that it is linking to would be in the directory "Thumb".
This can't be done?
This doesn't change anything. Even if the image is in a sub dir, the complete adress for the image still is the same.
Relative paths won't work. What is it you want to accomplish?
I know this is something you can do in Maya with linked files. I guess InDesign just isn't there yet.MW Design - Yeah I think "Relative paths" is the right term! I want to create a Layout with an image in the center of the page - and then duplicate my folder structure with that file. With that, I want to replace the Linked image file with a diferent image file of the same name. In effect having multiple files of the same layout with different images. I hope that made sense.
Try packaging the indesign file, move it to a new folder. Open the packaged file. Swap out the image. Or, just copy the indesign file along with the new image and relink to the new image. Or, if you really want relative paths, create you resource folder, plop your image into it and do a data merge to bring in the image file. Copy the indesign file and resource folder to a new folder. Replace the image. Open the merged file.
Relative resource paths would be nice under many circumstances but I don't think it'll happen soon if at all.
The whole reason I'm wanting to use this type of approach is to eliminate having to open the InDesign document to make an adjustment. Rather, I want build a pipeline that could in a since work with variable data updated within a specific directory. I'll try working with the "Package" feature though.