2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2015 8:49 AM by tobiasf22637672

    Missing image links when i open a indesign file on Mac that was created on Windows (network drive and local copy)

    tobiasf22637672

      Hello,

       

      i have the following situation:

      The InDesign Files are created from Windows-InDesignServer via a Plugin for automation.

      All the clients work with a Mac. When they want to open a file, the plugin copies the file from the network drive to a local folder and opens the copy.

      But this way, all the links to the images get lost.

       

      For example:

      Windows - link of the initial file:

      \\myNetworkDrive\Data\Brands\alfa.ai

      Mac - path that's shown in the indesign-palette:

      /myNetworkDrive/Data/Brands/alfa.ai

      Macintosh HD:myNetworkDrive:Data:Brands:alfa.ai

       

      The interesting thing is, if i open the file on the network drive, InDesign on Mac is able to find the links via the Windows-Pathes.

      But as soon as i copy it locally, the links are missing.

       

      Is there any functionality to store both Windows- and Mac-Pathes in the link?

      Or a Url-Pattern that works for both platforms?

      ...

       

      I wrote a small javascript that relinks the missing links but it's only a workaround for me.

       

      Thanks in advance!