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    Hyperlinks (2002 SP-2)

    I have hyperlinks set up on a document.
    When I first set them up I use the "look in" area to drill down to the specific document.
    This works fine - I can do the ctrl + link and it will open my saved file.
    Then I save and close my document (the new one I just created).
    If I then open the saved document and attempt to use the hyperlink I get the message that "The address is not valid...."
    If I look at the hyperlink the only thing I see different is the address: it starts with ../../ rather than the server ID. If I change it back it works but if I save it and go in it does the same thing.

    If I actually type the entire address in starting with the server ID then I get the error message "Cannot open the specified file"

    I've done this before with no problems. I can't figure out what is going on. I don't have any version/service information because I have no idea when they update the software on the server, but I was thinking that it's this version?????

    If anyone can offer some insight I know my husband would appreciate it... he doesn't care for a bald wife
    (from pulling out my hair!!!)

    Thanks

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    Re: Hyperlinks (2002 SP-2)

    We've had some threads on this tendency of Word to change full paths to "relative" links. I can't recall whether there is a user-selectable setting for relative links in Word or whether that was in some other context. Please try our search feature. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Hyperlinks (2002 SP-2)

    I don't have Word 2002 to check with, but I know that Word 2000 inserts relative links by default (assuming the target document has been saved; otherwise, it inserts an absolute link if the target hasn't been saved). Target = the document that you're inserting the link in. If you then move either the target or source document, you will get that behavior. Take a look at <post#=261488>post 261488</post#> for an add-in that will update your field.

    I seem to remember that Word 97 allowed an option to insert links as relative or absolute, but as of Word 2000, that option is not there.

    Oh, with respect to editing the link, make sure that you first press Alt+F9 so that you're showing the field codes. Otherwise, you're just editing the display. Additionally, I discovered that rather than using a double backslash (), you can use a single forward slash.

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    Re: Hyperlinks (2002 SP-2)

    We used the relative links in 2000 - but I can't find any option like that in 2002. I looked at the post as you recommended but it's a little beyond my use of Word - I'll be looking in detail to see if I can decipher what I could do. I don't understand why MS would allow for relative links in prior versions and not have that option in the later version.

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    Re: Hyperlinks (2002 SP-2)

    Deb,

    Would the information here be helpful?
    John
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    Re: Hyperlinks (2002 SP-2)

    John
    Thanks - I had just found that article when I received your e-mail.
    This looks like it addresses my problem and I'll attempt this work-around this morning.

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