Want Relative, Not Absolute MS Word Master/Subdocument Path Names
Posted on 2002-03-06
Problem: In MS Word 2002 (although this likely applies to earlier versions of Word) I am trying to create a Master document (a book) which includes subdocuments (chapters) AND I want to be able to ZIP the whole set up and send them to someone else.
Unfortunately when the links to the subdocuments are created, MS Word automatically uses fully-qualified pathnames (eg. D:\directory\subdirectory\...\filename.doc) to specify the subdocuments links. It is very unlikely that the person I send this set of documents to will have the same directory structure as me. They should really be relative path names (eg "filename.doc"). MS Word Help even says to put all the Master and Subdocument files into one directory, so I assumed they would be relative pathnames. I have tried to edit the pathnames, but those links seem to be locked.
Question: How do I create a set of Master & Subdocument files, where the links are relative, not absolute pathnames.
Thanks for any help you can provide.