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Moving a document
« on: March 31, 2016, 11:08:35 pm »
Moving a document to an other location, but there are many pathways to pictures.

This makes a reorganization of the folder structure complicate.

My wish: a function to copy a document to a new location changing all the pathways.

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Re: Moving a document
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 09:41:32 am »
Currently the best solution is probably to use Collect for output.

There is also the Image Manager that can be used to correct paths.

I think there are already feature requests regarding image paths (for example the possibility to set a path to absolute).

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Re: Moving a document
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 03:16:09 pm »
Years are passing and I still have the same problem.
Any solutions?
Not only the links do the pictures are lost every time I move the folder, but also all the information about size, position ect.
Any new features in scribus?

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Re: Moving a document
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 05:14:05 pm »
I have a thought that as a work around  image paths might be set as variables .. %VAR_image01path% .. and then ScribusGenerator.py script used to generate new object paths?

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Re: Moving a document
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 11:31:52 am »
you have to use the collect for output function, if you want to move a document with its images.

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Re: Moving a document
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 01:34:00 pm »
Thanks.

Dragonfly: If I had to redo all the pathes every time I move a folder (hundreds of folders for flyers I have to design and send to other collegues)... no way...

a.l.e: yes, I collect. But anyway: moving the folder to another place, all the links disapear. I could not find any commando like in indesign which would allow me to re-link all pictures of a document at once. I have to search one by one and this costs me half of my working time. The only vantage of this system is, that at least the size and placement of the pictures keep the same. But I have to do one by one.

Is there any possibility to ask for improvement to the people who program this? I can not understand, why there is no funktion like this!

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Re: Moving a document
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 02:34:29 pm »
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If I had to redo all the pathes every time I move a folder (hundreds of folders for flyers I have to design and send to other collegues)... no way...

Sorry, I did not understand your workflow. I thought that this was a move to say another folder or drive.

But are you sending *.sla documents (plus images) to many other colleagues who also use Scribus?

This is a case for a preview feature (export Scribus document to web and post the url's to the flyers?).
Also perhaps a case for a collaboration feature.