I rarely get excited about MSWord, but what they hey!


I am producing a document with hyperlink fields. Last Wednesday (2001/07/18 as I think of it) I wrote four minor documents called Item1.doc, Item2.doc, Item3.doc and Item4.doc. On Friday I wrote Report.doc and in that report, inserted hyperlinks to the four Items. Everything worked fine, as it should.

Today in File Explorer I renamed all five files, placing an eight-digit date string as a prefix to each document's name, so that now I have 20010718Item1.doc, 20010718Item2.doc, 20010718Item3.doc and 20010718Item4.doc. Also 20010720Report.doc.

Of course, I know that this will adversely affect the previously created hyperlinks, so I opened up Word with 20010720Report.doc. and right-clicked on the first blue hyperlink to Item1.doc, chose Edit Hyperlink. Sure enough there was the old file name "Item1.doc". I chose Browse and Word97, bless its cotton socks, popped up the dialogue box with 20010718Item1.doc as the sole choice.

!??!!!????

Also !!!!!!!!!!!


How clever of it.



How thoughtful.




How intuitive.




Now I have to get a cup of tea and have a lie-down to recover .....