I have only ever had this problem upon receiving files back from a Language Service Provider (LSP) - and it has always been the result of a path change made by the LSP.
Every doc I publish is moved from my working folders (tied to Visual Source Safe) to a "finished" directory for final compilation and so long as I keep the relative paths the same (at least up to the highest folder in which any required publication files reside) then I never have a problem with relative paths and my "imported by reference" graphics are fine. The advice I received from the List to fix the problem (back in 2011) is as follows. It’s worked every time I’ve encountered this issue. “Just in case that the path info has been changed, say from relative paths to absolute paths…you can still change them back, in a dirty, quick way. First, you need to save all FM files into MIF. Then you can use a search-and-replace tool that supports wildcards/regular expressions, such as the legendary UltraEditor – just replace the “c:\folder\subfolders\” stuff with “..\..\” – of course the strings look differently in the MIF, but this is a just a quick example. And finally, you resave all MIF’s back to FM’s.” Hope this help, Alison Alison Craig | Technical Documentation Lead Ultrasonix | 130-4311 Viking Way | Richmond, BC V6V 2K9 | analogicultrasound.com<http://www.analogicultrasound.com> T 604-279-8550 ext 127 | F 604-279-8559 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:40 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: FM 10 sometimes changes graphics paths "FrameMaker stores relative paths whenever possible so that it can find an imported file even when you move both the document and the source file—as long as you keep the files in the same relative locations." http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FrameMaker/11.0/Using/WSd817046a44e105e21e63e3d11ab7f7960b-7eac.html On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 1:34 AM, Harro de Jong <harro.dej...@triviewgroup.com<mailto:harro.dej...@triviewgroup.com>> wrote: > I recently ran into an issue: we received a set of FrameMaker files > for translation. After we sent the translated files back to the > customer, they complained that all of the image paths in their files were > changed. > > They were using relative paths that had lots of ‘parent’ references: > > ..\..\..\..\..\..\Graphics\etc > > When I received these files, I placed them in a directory 4 levels deep: > > F:\Customer\project\translation\incoming\blah.fm > > When I opened this file Frame asked for the location of external > graphics. I selected ‘Ignore all missing files’ and saved the file as MIF. > > When I inspected the MIF, the graphics paths were truncated to > > ..\..\..\..\Graphics\etc... _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as alison.cr...@ultrasonix.com<mailto:alison.cr...@ultrasonix.com>. Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com> or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/alison.craig%40ultrasonix.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com<mailto:listad...@frameusers.com>. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.
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