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add file link without the whole directory

by FloGre / September 13, 2007 12:17 PM PDT

I'm currently writing on a huge document and would like to include links to other files.
Currently I am only able to include the whole directory to the file, which makes it very difficult for other readers when the file is not in the same location.

For example:
The Word File is in "C:\ProjectXY"
Current file: "C:\ProjectXY\LinkedFiles\linkedfile.pdf"
The reader has the whole ProjectXY File, but on CD and the CD-Rom letter is maybe F:\. Therfore the directory is actually: "F:\ProjectXY\LinkedFiles\linkedfile.pdf".

My question now is:
Is there a possibily to only add the subfolders. Meaning, that word knows where the current File is located and only the following link has to be provided:

Any answer is appreciate! Thank you very much!

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Re: relative addressing
by Kees Bakker / September 13, 2007 5:30 PM PDT

Works with me using the Insert Hyperlink feature of Word 2000. If I browse to the file, Word inserts the filename only, not the full path.

In fact, if I save the document to another location, Word automatically changes the content of the link to point to the original file with a relative address, not an absolute address. Where it is now, Word made it ..\temp\myfile.doc while it started as myfile.doc when both files where in the temp folder. A very smart program, Word 2000. Have a look at the properties of the hyperlink (right click) yourself. If you had done so yourself, you probably wouldn't even has asked the question, because the answer is there.

I didn't burn the resulting files to a CD, but I'm rather sure that if I made the folder structure on the CD the same as on my hard disk it would work.

Hope this helps.


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jup works
by FloGre / September 21, 2007 7:50 PM PDT

I don't know it hasn't worked last time, but this time it worked as described.

I moved the whole thing on my thumbdrive and word changed the pathname. It seems it have to say Word is still smart. One more plus point.

I only ask myself why it hasn't worked the first time?
I guess it is still a program.

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(NT) Glad to see it's solved.
by Kees Bakker / September 22, 2007 3:53 AM PDT
In reply to: jup works
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