That'll be because that's the way it works. If it goes to a default location, it becomes a real pain when you want to have to insert several images from the same folder and you have to keep browsing from that default to where those images are.
It was changed to what you describe during the beta and everyone howled.
Maybe request a feature change allowing the author to choose between working with a default location and the last used folder. I'll bet though you will soon change to the last used folder.
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Thanks for answering. The current design isn't bad. I just think there are probably times when users would want to draw from a specified folder for a project. It probably depends on how each user works. For example, in my case, for my smaller projects I tend to store all my images for that project in a single folder at the root level of the project. For those projects it would be nice to be able to say whenever I'm working with this specific project, go to the project folder for images.
In my one huge project, however, I agree. I probably wouldn't want a set default location because I tend to store images under each chapter/folder and it would be a painful to continually have to jump from the default. But if there were some way to easily change the default--maybe by just clicking on a folder in the project manager tab or something--then you'd just set the default to the new folder you want to draw from.
But I agree it should be an option: Use Default Image Folder or Use Last Image Folder
I'll post an enhancement request.
Hopefully my colleague won't mind a suggestion here. RoboHelp has a feature that may help you with this. The feature is known as "My Places". When you browse for an image, you have an opportunity to configure a destination that will then appear in the "My Places" bar. Hopefully the image below will help explain what I'm talking about.
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Once you configure a location in the My Places bar, it is a single click away!
You might note that in my own "My Places", I have a place called Shortcuts. This is really a folder with shortcuts to other locations. It's very handy to configure one of these so it appears in all your Windows dialogs. The link below offers help with that.
Hopefully this helps... Rick
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