Relative paths for image links in inDesign


Question

We've got a large indesign file that several people are dipping in and out of on several machines, to do this we've got the indd file and the /images folder that it references in a shared Dropbox folder.

This all works fine, BUT all the image links are broken, when i look at the paths for the links they are using the absolute paths so they are something like this

User/sam/Dropbox/lorem/images/image.jpg

But on other peoples machines they A) have a different name so their path looks like this User/John.. or they dont have their Dropbox folder in their user root directory.

Seeing as the indd file also resides in the /lorem folder is there a way to get indesign to use relative paths to the images so instead of that long absolute string it would be something like /images/image.jpg


We are using indesign CC - v.2015.1

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10/25/2016 3:16:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Ive setup both computers to now run InDesign CC and even though when you check the paths in the link panel it shows the being local to each machine ie. User/Sam/Dropbox/.. it somehow seems to find the files, im not sure if it does this as it knows its in Dropbox or if it works the absolute path backwards so when it finds the Dropbox part it knows where it is, but either way this now seems to work in InDesign CC.

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1/13/2014 3:49:00 PM

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