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    Force hyperlinks absolute (Word 2003)

    Greetings loungers

    How can I force hyperlinks to remain absolute within Word 2003.

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    Geof Richardson

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    Re: Force hyperlinks absolute (Word 2003)

    Does this help?
    - Select Tools | Options...
    - Activate the General tab.
    - Click Web Options...
    - Activate the Files tab.
    - Clear the "Updates links on save" check box.
    - Click OK (twice).

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    Re: Force hyperlinks absolute (Word 2003)

    Thank you very much.
    That problem is solved now.
    Geof

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    Re: Force hyperlinks absolute (Word 2003)

    Hello Hans
    I spoke to soon.
    Inserting a hyperlink eith via Field or Insert Hyperlink still generates a relative path.
    Initially the link created was absolute ...
    Subsequently new links have gone back to relative.
    The altered options as you suggested remain OFF.

    Thanks anyway.

    Geof

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    Re: Force hyperlinks absolute (Word 2003)

    I hope someone else knows how to get what you want. I don't have Word 2003 myself, so I can't experiment.

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    Re: Force hyperlinks absolute (Word 2003)

    The problem of Word changing internal hyperlinks (on your own computer or intranet) to a relative address began at least as early as version 2000 and has been bemoaned in past threads. Some posts that might be worth reviewing:

    Update paths in INCLUDETEXT et al. (Word 2000/XP) (macro solution)

    <post#=435111>post 435111</post#> - create a hyperlink base so that relative links at least are relative to the correct thing

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    Re: Force hyperlinks absolute (Word 2003)

    Hello team
    Your help is really appreciated.

    I think that by setting the hyperlink base property to "."
    all my hyperlinks to local drives appear absolute c:whateversomewheredocname.doc
    links to my network appear computernamefolderfoldeerdocument

    Importantly my code can loop thru the hyperlinks and locate the docs.

    Thank you for your help.

    Geof

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