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Field FileName \p problem.

When you insert a filename field into a word 97 SR-2 document with the \p (path) option the path is prefixed with a drive letter. I am running on a network (NT 4) where not everyone has the same paths mapped to the same drive letters. How do I change the drive letter to the \\server\path\... version as you get in hyperlinks ? So anyone read a hard copy version of the document knows where to find it on the LAN ?
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Jayson_von_Ryan
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abaldwinCommented:
I would skipp the \p option and simply insert the filename. In the space before the filename field insert text pointing to the UNC path to the lan

i.e.  \\ServerName\Sharename\Directory\<filenamefield>
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criCommented:
See whether this was _done_ and _undo_ it:

WD97: How to Disable the Use of Universal Naming Convention (UNC)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q171/4/06.ASP

If this does not help:

Which network do you have, Netware ? Which version ?

WD97: Problems Opening or Locating Files Using UNC Path
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q239/0/60.ASP
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Jayson_von_RyanAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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Jayson_von_RyanAuthor Commented:
I did not have the UNC switch in the registry - Although I have it now. I tried setting it to 1 and to 0 but no change was seen to the \p option. The file path was still 'R:\...' rather than '\\server\path\...' ( and yes, I did double check my spelling of the new option )
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vboukharCommented:
Try to open this document with usage of Ecplorer from Network Environment instead of from mapped drive - you'll get UNS in your field. When user updates this field, UNS string stays the same.
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