When you import a picture into a QuarkXPress picture box, QuarkXPress remembers the picture’s location on your hard drive. If you then move the picture, QuarkXPress loses track of it.
However, one location QuarkXPress never forgets is the folder containing the active QuarkXPress document or project. Essentially, QuarkXPress looks at the original location of the picture, then if it doesn’t find it there, it looks into the folder containing the active document. If it doesn’t find the picture there, it’s considered missing.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.