Preferences: Application Default path gone?

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Preferences: Application Default path gone?

Post by thcgraphics » 23 Feb 2017, 14:31

We just upgraded to OS Sierra and installed Quark 2016... I am trying to locate the "default path" that was in the preferences/application menu. It is now gone. I want to be able to link to a "text" folder and "images" folder to import into my quark document. Has it relocated? The only thing I can find in the user guide is for windows and I am on a mac.

Also, when importing text into a text box my word documents are grayed out like I can't use them... would this be a permissions issue with my server?

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Re: Preferences: Application Default path gone?

Post by thcgraphics » 23 Feb 2017, 15:29

We figured out the word doc problem... they've got to be .dox files in order to import...

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Re: Preferences: Application Default path gone?

Post by thcgraphics » 27 Feb 2017, 09:31

Anyone have the answer???

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Re: Preferences: Application Default path gone?

Post by Justina » 21 Dec 2017, 11:24

We just upgraded from Quark 9 to Quark 2017 and now I can't find the Default Path setting for saving my files! It's frustrating, now I'm finding my files in crazy places because the "Where" tab is wherever I was last.... and sometimes it's where I was 3 files ago!
Why did Quark get rid of it? I'm assuming since this original thread was referring to Quark 2016 that it's probably not been changed back on Quark 7.

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Re: Preferences: Application Default path gone?

Post by Jiri Melnicky » 21 Dec 2017, 11:58

Are you also using the Mac version? In the version for Windows, the Default path is still available, so it's probably a bug. Interestingly, no one answered the original question...
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Re: Preferences: Application Default path gone?

Post by Justina » 21 Dec 2017, 13:45

I'm on a Mac running Sierra.
Yea, I'm surprised it's not been addressed.

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Re: Preferences: Application Default path gone?

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 22 Dec 2017, 02:24

Hi Justina,

the change was made deliberately in QuarkXPress 10 when we changed to Cocoa.

Apple's style guides ask for a different approach and QuarkXPress 10 and above now should be a good MacOS citizen by always showing the last used folder for each file operation.

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Re: Preferences: Application Default path gone?

Post by Justina » 22 Dec 2017, 08:28

Since installing 2017 I've had files scattered all over our network! I really relied on Default Path since 95% of my files go into the same folder. This along with some other issues has made this update cost me an enormous amount of wasted time.
I was really hoping by this time you would have added a Default Path for saving PDF's, since 100% of my pdf's go into the same folder (different from the saved quark files.)

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Re: Preferences: Application Default path gone?

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 27 Dec 2017, 04:30

Hi Justina,

this might help and it also works in ALL applications, not only in QuarkXPress:
http://stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/

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