RE: Outline generation

Subject: RE: Outline generation
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Hemstreet, Deborah" <DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com>, "Holly Steele" <hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, <D -dot- Throener -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:59:01 -0400

Hemstreet, Deborah was good enough to inform us:
> Hi Holly,
> Did you open the document from within Word or from within an explorer
> window?
> Word does NOT detect the root location of the file if you open with an
> explorer window. The {RD} Fields should be linked to files in the same
> directory.
> For example, Your TOC page is in the main directory, then all the
> documents that you linked to are in the same directory. However, if
> opened the document from a Windows Explorer window, the RD codes think
> they are looking at the default opening directory for Word.

I have suffered Word for years (preferring to use some other app
wherever possible), but muddling along when there was no option, and
your post tells me that I'm definitely NOT Word proficient. I'm one of
those people for whom "Maggying" was a revelation and a god-send
(sometimes to save me from myself, sometimes to save me-and-the-doc from
the ravages of other people).

I almost always open Word documents or any other file from Windows
Explorer (or from Konqueror, etc. when working in Linux). I had no idea
that Word treated a document and its components differently, depending
on where the invocation originated.

No doubt, this will be explained as a feature, but......... sheesh!

- Kevin

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