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Old 05-31-2005, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's the scenario:

I have a .doc that has a bunch of links to a bunch of .pdfs. Both the .doc and the .pdf is located on a cd. The links are not working now since every CPU has different drive letters for their cd. Is there anyway that i can create a link in word such as:

\\"the cd drive"\folder\file.pdf ???????

What i want is for the .doc to be able to access the .pdfs on different CPU's that use different drive letters for their cd drive.

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Is there anyone that can help me out? thanks.
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You might have to convert the .doc to an HTML page. That way the links will have a relative path and will always load from the CD or whichever path the HTML file is in.
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i tried that. the links are still pointing to the cd drive of the e:/ but i'm using a cpu that has the d:/ as the cd drive.
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Do you have Dreamweaver or Golive?
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Create a newe site and a site folder and copy all the files into that folder. Then just point you links to the files. DW should give the links a relative path instead of an absolute path. i.e instead of E:/files/file.pdf it would be just /files/file.pdf. That should work for you. You could also just manually change the links i guess.
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