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I've got a mystery I hope someone can shed some light unto.
I work on files at my work place and at home. I copy the entire folder
(which contains all linked files) from my local hard drive to a zip disk.
At home, I copy the zip disk folder to home's local hard drive, work on it,
then copy the used only files (using "beyond compare") back onto zip disk.... This process works fine, unless it's around daylight savings time in April and October. The links manager shows a minus sign before the file name, indicating the linked file has been modified since the last time it was placed.However, updates have not been requested.
For example: Link info box shows:
placed: 3/30/1994, 2:13pm
document modifed: 2/14/1992, 11:56pm
This is an .eps file placed many years ago, which has a date stamp of
2/14/1992, 11:56pm and it has not been modified since. No big deal here
as it is just a graphic file, However, some current, active .tbl and .xls files
(but not all) show similar behavior.
I finished working on the .pmd file before daylight savings time. I have had to open it since.
Why am I getting the "-" sign?
-Win xp
Thanks for your attention.

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 05:57:38 GMT
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Hi, Peter,

Are you using exactly the same folder structure?

Iechyd da! John
15:01 19/04/04 BST

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:03:18 GMT
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      then copy the used only files (using "beyond compare") back onto zip disk....
      This process works fine

Are you using SFSP (Save For Service Provider)?It's the best way to get all the files needed to continue working without Link problems. Some say that SFSP is flakey but personally, I have not had problems with it.
If you've never heard of this, you can find it by clicking on Utilities>Plug-ins>Save For Service Provider

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:26:00 GMT
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Gentlemen, thank you for your replies.
No, the paths are always slightly different.
Gabriel, I have never used s4sp because of its flakiness. Some of these same "oddities" also show up in s4sp.

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:53:25 GMT
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misinformation on links, such as in my case; incorrect font info;

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 23:30:31 GMT
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      Gabriel, I have never used s4sp because of its flakiness.

What is this "Flakiness" everyone keeps talking about? What happens when you use it that doesn't work properly?

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 23:24:49 GMT
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Oh, lucky me, it's never flaked on me yet. In addition, since I've merged to ID I hardly use PM for anything.

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 23:56:36 GMT
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Folders are same, except work drive has \MC in the path and home drive has \mc in the path.

Sun, 08 Oct 2006 20:14:16 GMT
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Hi, Peter,

So much for my theory!

Iechyd da! John
16:14 21/04/04 BST

Sun, 08 Oct 2006 23:16:57 GMT
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I need to know how to get a printout of the entire links manager window in Pagemaker 7 Win.

At present the links manager window only shows me 9 links to my file and as I am working on a 76 page magazine I need to check that I have all images before sending to print.


Karen Benton

Mon, 09 Oct 2006 09:32:19 GMT
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use pull down for service provider....pre-flight pub....then you will be able to order a printout. hth.

Mon, 09 Oct 2006 10:15:18 GMT
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I finally figured out the problem: In "date and time applet", do not allow Windows to automatically adjust for daylight savings time. Instead, manually change the time yourself twice a year. When Windows does it automatically, it changes the timestamp of every file on your hard drive by an hour. Of course, pagemaker sees this and reports dutifully. Howevre, too many such changes must wreak havoc in its internal database, causing erroneous displays.

Tue, 10 Oct 2006 20:44:10 GMT
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I can't say I've ever had a problem with the change to or from Summer Time when windows adjust it automatically.

      > When Windows does it automatically, it changes the timestamp of every
      file on your hard drive by an hour.

It does? of *EVERY* file?
Then you definitely have a problem.

Iechyd da! John
19:10 23/04/2004 BST

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 02:10:29 GMT
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Thanks for your comments,folks. Now Windows insists on setting my clock back 1 hour. local time is 14:27, it just changed back to 13:27. I manually change it, and sometimes within 5 minutes or more it changes back again. What a pain. I'm on a domain. There must be a server's timestamp being fed to my computer. Just have to find it and turn it off.

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 02:29:32 GMT
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I would recommend SFSP for the whole stuff.
Burn CD. Or put the updated folder on the server.
Why bother with odd "esoteric" problems ?

SFSP updates everything (the world is divided in
those who have never problems with SFSP and the
unlucky others).

Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 02:22:36 GMT
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