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Cannot manage linked file with a slash in the name!!!

Cannot manage linked file with a slash in the name!!!

Cannot manage linked file with a slash in the name!!!

I have a PageMaker file that was created on a Mac by a user that had no idea how to name a file properly.  I am having trouble with it on the PC in ID2.0.2.

A linked graphic is named a/b.eps.  Since it has a slash, the PC version of ID is choking on it.  I cannot relink.  I cannot delete the graphic.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to correct this?

- - picklefish - -

RE: Cannot manage linked file with a slash in the name!!!

My first reaction was...Jimoblak needs help? I am so used to seeing you help everyone that I was stunned....
I guess it is too simple to suggest that the creator of the document is still around and they can give you another copy - but they change the filename (a/b.eps) before sending it to you.  Or that you can send them the document and they fix the problem on a their MAC.  Or a friend of yours has a MAC and can get at the file to delete or rename it?
I am sure you have aqlready thought of these possibilities, but I thought I'd mention them anyway.
Good luck.

RE: Cannot manage linked file with a slash in the name!!!

Thanks for the thoughts.  I was eventually able to delete and re-place the graphic.  My entire system was acting up that day and it prevented the delete.  After a stern talking to and a reboot, the computer behaved.

I think I have resolved my Mac-PC issues.  Since I do not use a Mac at work, I use FTP and VNC to remotely operate my Mac at home.  I wonder if I should lease the use of my Mac to my employer??...

- - picklefish - -

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