How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by C. McGuir » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 21:49:00


Using PageMaker 6.5:
I have a whole CD (more than 1000 files) of PageMaker 6.5 documents (with
a lot of linked graphics files and pictures) that I need to print out and
convert to PDF. The problem is that the graphics do not link to the .eps and
.tif
files automatically. I have to individually link every files for the
graphics to be included into the document. Having to do that for more than
1000 files is more than an exhaustive task.

Is there a way inside PageMaker 6.5 to set the directory for graphic files?
I have not used Pagmaker 6.5 before so I do not understand why the link
information concerning path to the different figures have been lost, it
tries to open the figures in the same directory as the pm65 file was opened.
Any help will be appreciated
Carmen
 
 
 

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Bob Levin » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 22:50:41


Put the graphics in the same folder as the PM document.

Bob

 
 
 

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by C. McGuir » Mon, 07 Mar 2005 00:45:19

Bob
It has crossed my mind, with the only problem that the pm65 files are spread
in ca. 60 different sub-directories and have pretty much the same names like
CH0, CH1 etc meaning that there er probably about the same number of pm65
files with the same name as sub-directories. I could copy all the graphics
files from the 10 different folders into each of the 60 sub directories but
I hoped there was a simpler way of doing it.
Anyway thank you Bob
Carmen


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How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Dick Margu » Mon, 07 Mar 2005 00:49:19

I believe that if all the graphic files for a given publication are in a
common directory (that is, all the graphics for pub1.p65 are in one
directory, not necessarily the same directory as the pub itself), you
can correct the link for one graphic and PM will find the remainder. If
they are spread out over several directories, I don't know whether you
have to find each one separately or only need to find one graphic in
each such directory.
 
 
 

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Bob McLell » Mon, 07 Mar 2005 17:54:51

This is one of PM's weak points. The only way I know id to have the docs
and pictures in the same directory. You could explore scripting it but
in my experience this is even more work.
 
 
 

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Dick Margu » Tue, 08 Mar 2005 23:08:49


Perhaps. Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
 
 
 

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Jay Chevak » Tue, 08 Mar 2005 23:09:05


I believe that is quark, not pagemaker that will do that.
Jay
 
 
 

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Bob McLell » Wed, 09 Mar 2005 17:33:01

I have seen PM7 do this. Makes it hard for humans to find one file in
hundreds though.
 
 
 

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by etsear » Sun, 02 Oct 2005 12:58:36

(I know this is old)
1- Copy all the graphics into a folder.
2- Copy the PM files in the first folder on the CD to the folder with
the graphics.
3- Process them to PDFs.
4- Delete the PM files from the graphics files.

5- Repeat steps 2 thru 4 with the PM files in subsequent folders on
the CD.


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How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Helpful Ha » Sun, 02 Oct 2005 15:20:49


On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 13:49:00 +0100, "C. McGuire" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



You don't need to "set the path" as such and I don't think you can
anyway (I have no real idea about the Windows version).

Simply copy all the documents and images to the same folder / directory
on your hard disk. Then open the document. It should find the images by
itself, but if PageMaker complains about not finding an image you can
manually find that one and then because all the rest are in the same
place they will re-link automatically.


The path was probably "lost" because the links were set when the
document and images were on a hard drive, and that was copied to the CD
changing the path.



Helpful Harry
Hopefully helping harassed humans happily handle handiwork hardships ;o)
 
 
 

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Helmut P. » Sun, 02 Oct 2005 18:08:17


You don't need to -- Win aand Mac versions are the same.
Barring a couple of different names for the very same things/keys
etc., that is...

Helmut
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How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Helpful Ha » Mon, 03 Oct 2005 10:45:08

In article <433e5122$0$4428$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




That's true in terms of PageMaker itself, but the Windows OS has all
sorts of weird things like Registries that you can play with that might
be able to make a difference to somthing like this - those are what I
know nothing about being a Mac only person. :o)

Helpful Harry
Hopefully helping harassed humans happily handle handiwork hardships ;o)
 
 
 

How do I set the correct path for graphics files (EPS) and pictures (TIF) linked into a PageMaker 6.5 document?

Post by Helmut P. » Tue, 04 Oct 2005 02:35:28


That's the great advantage of Windope over the Mac -- you *can* fiddle
around with many things, provided you know what you do. And it is
really surprising how much performance improvement on a pretty average
hardware system can be achieved that way.

Having experienced computing in pre-Windows and Pre-Mac times, I don't
mind a bit of fiddling (to be honest, I have a couple of machines
around dedicated to exactly that pastime), but I admit that the
greatest *disadvantage* of Windoze compared to the Mac is that every
nitwit user can easily gain access to all these interesting things,
which usually leads to crashes, confusion, and a desperate call for
me... *ggg*

Helmut
--
All typos ?My Knotty Fingers Ltd. Capacity Dept.