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I use a lot of citations in my writing, and I would like to be able to link the paper I am citing to (or section of a book) in my document. I would then like to be able to send the document I created to another person, have them open it and be able to click on the section and open the work I am citing to. I want to link files on my computer, somehow have Word bundle those files and send them with my document to the other person.


When I use the hyperlink insert file function I must create a folder with all the cited works and include specific instructions on where to open it (which is not ideal for many non-computer people). The hyperlink feature works great for websites, but not so great for files.

For example: Milk contains 40 grams of protein per liter. Click here for the study I am citing to.

Thank you in advance.
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Have you considered using Word's citation/bibliography tools? They provide the normal methods of inserting such references.
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Macropod,

Thanks for the quick reply. The citation tools are close, but I want to include the original file I am citing to. I am working with other people on the paper, and it is easier to include the link in the text rather than sending a .zip file with all the files cited to in the paper and requiring my partners to sort through the files.
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The problem you'll have with trying to send files with hyperlinks to other files is that the hyperlink paths will point to the destination as defined on your PC, not to either the zip file or another folder on the user's PC. So, unless the recipient defines the same path structure as you're using (including the username), the hyperlinks won't work. There are ways around this (see http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...l=1#post584769), but it's not something the average user might want to get involved in.
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