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0017063ScribusUser Interfacepublic2023-12-05 09:27
Reportersfhwdt9e Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformEndeavourOS Linux x86_64OSLinuxOS Version6.6.2-arch1-1
Product Version1.5.8 
Summary0017063: Display paths to links as relative instead of absolute?
DescriptionAll image links in my document broke after I moved it to a subfolder and [this issue]( mentioned that paths in scribus are in fact relative internally.

Would it make sense to make it more explicit in the UI and instead of paths like `/home/user/project/images/image1.png` display them as `./images/image1.png` (assuming that .sla file is in `/home/user/project`?

That would affect dialogs like "Manage Images" or "Get Image".
Steps To ReproduceRight now "Manage Images" dialog shows absolute paths, which made me erroneously think that scribus also uses absolute paths internally.
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2023-11-29 16:56


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2023-12-03 18:00

administrator   ~0050568

In fact internally paths are absolute, it just when saving document they are converted to relative. And when loading again these relative paths are converted back to absolute.


2023-12-05 09:27

reporter   ~0050571

Thanks for explaining. I think that it can catch some users off-guard? If a path is shown as absolute you would expect it to behave as an absolute path and if it's relative as relative?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-11-29 16:56 sfhwdt9e New Issue
2023-11-29 16:56 sfhwdt9e File Added: image.png
2023-12-03 18:00 jghali Note Added: 0050568
2023-12-05 09:27 sfhwdt9e Note Added: 0050571