Re: Relative paths in Word -- the solution

Subject: Re: Relative paths in Word -- the solution
From: "Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 08:10:29 -0500

> When inserting a linked graphic into Word, it records the absolute
> path for
> the location of the file. E.g., C:\\WIDGET USER
> GUIDE\\PICTURES\\LOGON.BMP.
> (Word uses double slashes when inserting graphics.) This works fine if
> you
> are the only person using this file. However when you give the file to
> your
> colleague to review or send it to a customer, they don't have the
> directory
> with the pictures on their hard drive so the picture doesn't come out.
>
> There are two solutions:
>
> 1) Send all the pictures and ask the person to copy them all to a new
> folder
> called C:\WIDGET USER GUIDE\PICTURES, or
>
> 2) Use a relative path.
>
>
A possible third solution is to leave the graphics on your machine and
use the network name in the call. This allows the reviewer to place the
document in any directory they choose. The graphics path is hard coded
to the machine holding the graphics. The path would be as follows:

\\\\MyMachine\\WIDGET USER GUIDE\\PICTURES

Make sure that you use 4 slashes to denote the network node name.


Mike Wing


Michael Wing (mailto:mjwing -at- ingr -dot- com)
Principal Technical Writer
Intergraph Corporation; Huntsville, Alabama
http://www.ingr.com/iss/products/mapping/
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