Hi. I hope I'm not in over my head.
I want to create a simple Word document (to be converted into a template late) that has "IncludeText" fields that reference other files ("component documents") in the same SharePoint folder. I don't have much experience with SP, and have so far figured out only the way the path to the sub-documents should be encoded.
I have a couple of problems, however. First, the most basic: how do I browse to a SharePoint library when searching for files to "Include"? Will the "Look in..." option always be available to users? if so, is there a "Current folder" property associated with it?
Second, my attempts to get the path of the document actually returns the path of the folder into which it's been copied for editing (which makes sense, certainly at run-time.) But is it possible to return the SP folder where the document is really stored, so I can create Include fields on the fly, if necessary?
Third, is there such a thing as a "relative path" for SP libraries/documents? (This document will become a template for other "compound documents", each of which will be identical in structure but which pertain to and live in different products folders. Thus, I figured that the "relative path" approach would allow the same template to work regardless of the folder, since the component documents wold also live in the same folder.)
Lastly, any recommendations as to whether a Master-document approach (about which I've read some less-than-complimentary information) is better than an "IncludeText fields" approach? (I'm personally leaning towards "IncludeText" fields, unless someone has a good reason for another more idiot-proof method.)
Thanks in advance for all replies!