Hello Jacob, > Bob, > > As your question demonstrates, there are problems if you look at a > .lyx file as a standalone entity. It needs to be thought of as only > part of a document, the other part being the figures and any other > linked content. > > Because of this, I never move a file alone. Every document has a > directory that goes with it. When I create a document, it goes into > its own folder. In the document folder, I create a "figures" > subfolder. All of my figures are referenced with relative paths. Then, > whenever I move a document, it moves with the folder it was created > in, and all the subfolders (including the one with the figures in it) > go with it. Done this way, the document folder can be moved anywhere > within the filesystem, and the document will still compile without a > problem. > Indeed, that's what I do too. I have a folder -call it A- inside of which there are 3 folders (one for figures -B-, one for my report -C- & another for my beamer -presentation -D-). I use the figure folder for both the report & the beamer. But if I rename A, the images links are broken.!
> Another bonus of using this method is that I can switch seamlessly > between systems. I synchronize my files with Dropbox, and switch > between both Windows and Linux computers seamlessly. The files compile > on both systems without any changes, even though the absolute paths > are very different. > That's an interesting solution. Will keep it in mind, but the only thing I need is to be able to move my folder to archive with the image links still in contact! > I have suffered from numerous problems before finally settling on this > as a solution. Hopefully this helps. > > Jacob -- Sincerely Yours, -Merhebi, Bob Thunderbird Signature