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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: enzogian on June 05, 2018, 11:46:48 am

Title: How to find (and open) files location ?
Post by: enzogian on June 05, 2018, 11:46:48 am
Hello,
I wonder if there is a way to find the folder where a placed file is saved (or even opening) an image or graphic file placed in the Scribus layout. I am trying to migrate projects I use to do in InDesign, these projects are plenty of folders and many times (while designing the layout) I need to add new elements or photos to that particular folder where the images have been taken from.. the project is plenty of folders and sub-folders of many different subjects and topics etc.. so, having to look manually for the folder where the images have been taken is quite a pain (so to speak) ..

I wonder if Scribus has some sort of method or similar way to do this as in Indesign I used to use a feature in that simply shows (from a links list) and even allows to OPEN  the folder where the placed image is located .. so I could go directly to that particular folder in order to add any new elements or items as needed...
(hope it makes sense)

PS: Not sure if these capabilities are related to the fact I'm running Scibus (1.5.4) on Windows 10 ??

Many thanks and regards,
Title: Re: How to find (and open) files location ?
Post by: RodneyLee on June 05, 2018, 03:06:57 pm
you can use "Collect for Output" under file, it will put all photo's etc. that are being used in one folder
Title: Re: How to find (and open) files location ?
Post by: a.l.e on June 05, 2018, 05:17:01 pm
ciao enzo

i don't think that what you are describing is a workflow that i would recommend.
copying all the images i use (sometimes excluding some "standard" logo) has proven to be a more work at the beginning, but much more pleasant when i consider the whole lifetime of the project.

still, i agree that scribus should be able to show the directory where the image is located and there is very little missing to enable it.

first: you can do that, but it's not comfortable:

- extras > manage images.
- click on the seach button.
- copy the path you have in "start at".
- paste the path in your file manager's "go to" command.

but, really, if this is easier than going through your files, than you should probably reconsider your workflow and/or the way you're managing your images...

second: i've created a patch that adds a button in the images manager:

https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=15349

we will see if it will be accepted...

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: How to find (and open) files location ?
Post by: enzogian on June 06, 2018, 02:13:09 am
ciao enzo

i don't think that what you are describing is a workflow that i would recommend.
copying all the images i use (sometimes excluding some "standard" logo) has proven to be a more work at the beginning, but much more pleasant when i consider the whole lifetime of the project.

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Title: Re: How to find (and open) files location ?
Post by: a.l.e on June 06, 2018, 02:24:01 pm
... the patch is in...

https://github.com/scribusproject/scribus/commit/e278f581fd0d33853d3ea223596c76c9cd409b79