Cannot find 1 image fill files.
Please move the missing files to the specified folders and reopen the Design document. You may also reapply the image fills to the specified objects.
Cannot find image fill file: File_Name.jpg
Expected folder: Path
Image fill will be ignored for object: [4 points]
- The .design file contains a shape that has an image fill.
- Expression Design cannot locate the image file that represents the swatch that is used to fill the shape.
In Expression Design, the image fill files that are used in a particular .design file are stored by using absolute file references and by using absolute path references. For example, an image file might be stored by using the following path and file name:
Additionally, if Expression Design locates a different image file that has the same path and file name as the file that is used in the .design file, Expression Design uses that different image file as the swatch to fill the shape in the .design file.
Currently, this problem is a limitation of the file format that is used in Expression Design.
Method 1: Use a shared network locationIf you have to share the .design file among different computers, store all the image files in a shared network location. When you do this, the .design file has the same path for the image file regardless of which computer you use to open the .design file.
Method 2: Create the same path on the destination computerIf you have to open the .design file on another computer, create the same path for the image files on the destination computer as the path on the computer from which you created the .design file.
For example, if the image files are located in the C:\Images\CustomImages\ folder on the source computer, copy the image files to a C:\Images\CustomImages\ folder on the destination computer.
Steps to reproduce the problem
- Create a folder that has the following path: C:\Images\CustomImages\
- Paste an image into the CustomImages folder.
- Start Expression Design, and then create a new document.
- Insert a rectangle shape into the document.
- In the Properties pane, click More Swatches, click Swatch options, and then click Add Image Swatch.
- Locate the image that you copied to the CustomImages folder, and then click Open.
- Click More Swatches, and then double-click the new image that you added to fill the rectangle shape.
- Save the document, and then copy the .design document to a different computer. Verify that the destination computer does not have a C:\Images\CustomImages\ folder.
- Start Expression Design, and then open the document.
Article ID: 937355 - Last Review: May 21, 2007 - Revision: 1