Flare 10 import creates duplicate image files

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Flare 10 import creates duplicate image files

Postby RThompson on Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:57 pm

Hi there,

I have a Flare 10 issue that I am hoping someone can help me with.

Currently when I import a Framemaker book that uses a certain image throughout (and in different documents within the book) Flare will duplicate the *.png file for each instance of use. I end up with:
Add_1.png
Add_2.png
Add_3.png
Add_4.png
etc

This is not an issue when importing the same Framemaker book into the same Flare project using Flare 8.

Does anyone know of a solution, or a workaround for this issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Flare 10 import creates duplicate image files

Postby Be_eM on Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:33 am

Hi,

bumping this old question, because this still happens with the latest version of Flare 2017 on import of a FrameMaker file. Trying to move FrameMaker documents in 30 languages over to Flare, so manually re-linking all these images to a single instance is not an option. How to solve it?

And while we're talking about imported images from FrameMaker: I have understood that combined images from an anchored frame in FrameMaker are converted using Acrobat Distiller. But where and how is it defined that these images end up as *.jpg in the resources/content folder? I don't seem to find the place where I can set up any options for these images, as the Distiller setup only defines what happens between the original FrameMaker image and an intermediate PDF, which isn't actually used.

Thanks,
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Re: Flare 10 import creates duplicate image files

Postby Dave1975 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:45 am

Same issue with the image duplication in Flare 2017...
Any known workarounds that maybe could be carried out in batch? Duplicates take up a lot of space but relinking would take quite some time, which is not what we have lots of I'm afraid.

grtz

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