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    ralph_davies
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    relative Hyperlinks in Word 2000

    I can not get relative hyperlinks to work in word 2000 as I did in W97.
    I have an extensive system of documentation which is mirrored on two different servers with identical directory structures but different server names.
    I can get the links in one document working by setting the Hyperlink base in that document, but this assumes that all my links in that document point to the same place on the servers, which is not thue in most cases so I cannot use the Base address system.
    How do I create relative links within one document to different places on the server. <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>

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    Re: relative Hyperlinks in Word 2000

    This works most easily if everything is in one folder / directory. What do your linking fields look like in Word 97? Word 2000?

    Are you using ".." format to switch folders?
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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    ralph_davies
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    Re: relative Hyperlinks in Word 2000

    Yes the .. syntax does work but I would like to use the drive letter mapping that is on the server since this will also work for remote logins.
    Is there a way to use drive letter mappings.
    eg.
    ServerDocumentsQuality = Q:
    Serverdocuments =D:
    Server2documents=D:

    Pointing from a document in Q to D should work on both servers by referencing D: not .. ????????

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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    Re: relative Hyperlinks in Word 2000

    Yes, it should ...

    This gets into the distinction between use of UNC and mapped drive designations, which is something I don't understand. Word does have a preference for UNC designations that I find problematic. Someone else may have more insight.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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