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Old July 13th, 2004, 03:09 PM
molsonexpert
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Default Bookmarks and Hyperlinks on a CD

I have several Word docs which I'd like linked by a single table of
contents. From what I've investigated, probably by using a master document,
or is it easier to simply use hyperlinks and bookmarks? In any case, my main
concern is how to set up the links with all the docs on my hard drive, but
ultimately transferring the finished documents to a CD-ROM. If the
hyperlinks point to a specific drive letter, the links won't work, will
they?

tia

steve


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Old July 13th, 2004, 11:52 PM
macropod
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Default Bookmarks and Hyperlinks on a CD

Hi Steve,

Don't use master documents - you risk losing everything with them because
they're buggy and unreliable.

You can use a combination of source & target documents, however, with
linking via link, hyperlink, includetext, includepicture and rd fields.
Since you want these links to work once the files are on the CD, I'd suggest
copying the source documents to the CD first, then linking the target
document to them from there.

An alternative approach that would be easier to implement if the documents
are interlinked might be to set up all the links with the files on the
development PC and, once you've got everything working edit the file paths
in the links without updating them before saving. Then, when the files are
copied to CD, the links will point to the correct files when reopened.

Either of the above can be problematic, however, if the CD is to be used in
different PCs in which the drive letter may differ. To overcome this, you
may need to embed an auto macro that edits all the link paths in each file
whenever they are opened. For an example of a macro that could be adapted to
that purpose, and is already designed to aid changing link paths, take a
look at:
http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/show...?Number=261488
(url all one line)

Cheers


"molsonexpert" wrote in message
...
I have several Word docs which I'd like linked by a single table of
contents. From what I've investigated, probably by using a master

document,
or is it easier to simply use hyperlinks and bookmarks? In any case, my

main
concern is how to set up the links with all the docs on my hard drive, but
ultimately transferring the finished documents to a CD-ROM. If the
hyperlinks point to a specific drive letter, the links won't work, will
they?

tia

steve




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  #3  
Old July 14th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Chad DeMeyer
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Default Bookmarks and Hyperlinks on a CD

Use relative links. Store all the files in the same folder.

cjd


"macropod" wrote in message
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Hi Steve,

Don't use master documents - you risk losing everything with them because
they're buggy and unreliable.

You can use a combination of source & target documents, however, with
linking via link, hyperlink, includetext, includepicture and rd fields.
Since you want these links to work once the files are on the CD, I'd

suggest
copying the source documents to the CD first, then linking the target
document to them from there.

An alternative approach that would be easier to implement if the documents
are interlinked might be to set up all the links with the files on the
development PC and, once you've got everything working edit the file paths
in the links without updating them before saving. Then, when the files are
copied to CD, the links will point to the correct files when reopened.

Either of the above can be problematic, however, if the CD is to be used

in
different PCs in which the drive letter may differ. To overcome this, you
may need to embed an auto macro that edits all the link paths in each file
whenever they are opened. For an example of a macro that could be adapted

to
that purpose, and is already designed to aid changing link paths, take a
look at:
http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/show...?Number=261488
(url all one line)

Cheers


"molsonexpert" wrote in message
...
I have several Word docs which I'd like linked by a single table of
contents. From what I've investigated, probably by using a master

document,
or is it easier to simply use hyperlinks and bookmarks? In any case, my

main
concern is how to set up the links with all the docs on my hard drive,

but
ultimately transferring the finished documents to a CD-ROM. If the
hyperlinks point to a specific drive letter, the links won't work, will
they?

tia

steve




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Old July 15th, 2004, 06:20 PM
PWGSC/TPSGC
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Default Bookmarks and Hyperlinks on a CD

How do you create relative links?

I am using Word 2000 in Windows XP Pro, and every link I create is absolute.
I understand that I need relative links, but cannot get MS Word to create
them.

Thanks in advance,
Barry

"Chad DeMeyer" cjdemeye at bechtel dot com wrote in message
...
Use relative links. Store all the files in the same folder.

cjd


"macropod" wrote in message
...
Hi Steve,

Don't use master documents - you risk losing everything with them

because
they're buggy and unreliable.

You can use a combination of source & target documents, however, with
linking via link, hyperlink, includetext, includepicture and rd fields.
Since you want these links to work once the files are on the CD, I'd

suggest
copying the source documents to the CD first, then linking the target
document to them from there.

An alternative approach that would be easier to implement if the

documents
are interlinked might be to set up all the links with the files on the
development PC and, once you've got everything working edit the file

paths
in the links without updating them before saving. Then, when the files

are
copied to CD, the links will point to the correct files when reopened.

Either of the above can be problematic, however, if the CD is to be used

in
different PCs in which the drive letter may differ. To overcome this,

you
may need to embed an auto macro that edits all the link paths in each

file
whenever they are opened. For an example of a macro that could be

adapted
to
that purpose, and is already designed to aid changing link paths, take a
look at:
http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/show...?Number=261488
(url all one line)

Cheers


"molsonexpert" wrote in message
...
I have several Word docs which I'd like linked by a single table of
contents. From what I've investigated, probably by using a master

document,
or is it easier to simply use hyperlinks and bookmarks? In any case,

my
main
concern is how to set up the links with all the docs on my hard drive,

but
ultimately transferring the finished documents to a CD-ROM. If the
hyperlinks point to a specific drive letter, the links won't work,

will
they?

tia

steve




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  #5  
Old July 15th, 2004, 07:04 PM
Chad DeMeyer
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Default Bookmarks and Hyperlinks on a CD

What and how are you linking?

I did a quick test (Word 2000) of inserting a linked picture using
INCLUDEPICTURE field with \d swith, and of inserting a hyperlink. If I
click Browse when inserting the hyperlink, as long as I choose a file that
resides in the same path as the document, the hyperlink inserted is relative
(i.e., filename only-no path). With the case of the linked picture, since I
am inserting a field rather than browsing, I simply supply the filename with
no path as the "FileName" part of the field. Hope that helps you.

cjd


"PWGSC/TPSGC" wrote in message
...
How do you create relative links?

I am using Word 2000 in Windows XP Pro, and every link I create is

absolute.
I understand that I need relative links, but cannot get MS Word to create
them.

Thanks in advance,
Barry

"Chad DeMeyer" cjdemeye at bechtel dot com wrote in message
...
Use relative links. Store all the files in the same folder.

cjd


"macropod" wrote in message
...
Hi Steve,

Don't use master documents - you risk losing everything with them

because
they're buggy and unreliable.

You can use a combination of source & target documents, however, with
linking via link, hyperlink, includetext, includepicture and rd

fields.
Since you want these links to work once the files are on the CD, I'd

suggest
copying the source documents to the CD first, then linking the target
document to them from there.

An alternative approach that would be easier to implement if the

documents
are interlinked might be to set up all the links with the files on the
development PC and, once you've got everything working edit the file

paths
in the links without updating them before saving. Then, when the files


are
copied to CD, the links will point to the correct files when reopened.

Either of the above can be problematic, however, if the CD is to be

used
in
different PCs in which the drive letter may differ. To overcome this,

you
may need to embed an auto macro that edits all the link paths in each

file
whenever they are opened. For an example of a macro that could be

adapted
to
that purpose, and is already designed to aid changing link paths, take

a
look at:
http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/show...?Number=261488
(url all one line)

Cheers


"molsonexpert" wrote in message
...
I have several Word docs which I'd like linked by a single table of
contents. From what I've investigated, probably by using a master
document,
or is it easier to simply use hyperlinks and bookmarks? In any case,

my
main
concern is how to set up the links with all the docs on my hard

drive,
but
ultimately transferring the finished documents to a CD-ROM. If the
hyperlinks point to a specific drive letter, the links won't work,

will
they?

tia

steve




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