I have an issue I've been struggling with for a long time.
I work as a graphical designer for a publisher in Norway. We basically buy licenses from (primarily) UK publishers like Future Publishing, Carlton, Lonely Planet etc, translate them then release them in Norway.
When downloading the source files, they obviously create a lot of missing links in ID. We've found a solution as to finding them easily because the filenames match. However, primarily with Future we have a problem.
There seems to be some sort of identification or index number in front of the file names, followed by an '@' sign – THEN the file name (see picture for further explanation).
This is only the case with the downloaded image files. The links in ID still have the "original" file name. That leaves me no choice but to manually go through and relink 600-800 pictures per edition.
Of course I could just go through the filenames and delete everything in front of the '@' sign, but another issue arises. For some images with long filenames, the last characters seems to be missing. Perhaps because the file name was too long.
Does anything know if there is something to do about this, or should I contact Future directly?