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Old 08-04-2020, 08:36 PM
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Mr. KENYON: The source document--the one with the hyperlinks--is in its own folder named "Sources Consulted." Presently it is the ONLY file in that folder (there used to be more). The hundreds of files the hyperlinks are linked TO are located in about a dozen folders, each arranged by subject: "roads" "rivers" "wells" etc. ALL of these folders are placed within one "Parent folder." So about a dozen inter-related folders, all located within one main folder. The plan was/is to migrate the entire group--all of it--so the links would remain "linked," but they are so tenuous, there is no way I could change the source document in anyway, even copy the source document without fear of broken links or links that need to be "re-certified" individually. (Which is what happened when I moved the entire "family" to another computer yesterday just to see what would happen.) If you are going to suggest that I take the source document OUT of its folder and just put it NEXT to the other folders, all within the parent folder, I could do that. Thank you for reading this.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:05 AM
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The thing is, Paul is trying to help you set relative paths. Their location has to be relative to the source document or fixed.



In other words...
Two folders up, then this folder, then this folder in subdirectories.
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Old 08-05-2020, 01:12 PM
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Mr. Kenyon. Small update. I stripped out all the formatting for a test section of 2 pages, reinstalling the links. Nothing worked. So I go into a link, re-find the source file, re-link & save. And the link WORKS. So I go back to the original path..and what has changed? The MIDDLE of the path has been filled in;

Originally:

:////users/charlesjohnson/trp-biographies/blake harvey b/t&w slo 1883 (hb blake) copy.pdf

After being re-linked (and working):

:///users/charlesjohnson/desktop/ TRP/trp-biographies/blake harvey b/t&w slo 1883 (hb blake) copy.pdf

So I note there is one less forward slash in address (I don’t know what that means); “desktop” has been added, followed by the “Parent” folder “TRP”, so basically the “middle” of the path: “/desktop/TRP/“

OKAY so I think Im cooking. Go into another hyperlink, make EXACTLY those changes, update link, and….nothing.

So I go in and relink that second hyperlink, and look for the changes to the link address and it is exactly what I had typed in earlier, adding "desktop/TRP/". So methinks something else happens in the PROCESS of linking that is not shown in the address (I recall MACROPOD's mention of a link’s “metadata”—another level of link info.) What does this get me? Not much. But I think I am closer.
I subscribed/loaded Office 365 to see if that helped my version of Word. It did not.
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The thing is, Paul is trying to help you set relative paths. Their location has to be relative to the source document or fixed.
In other words...
Two folders up, then this folder, then this folder in subdirectories.
Since last communication, I have moved all files OFF my computer and into a Cloud-based environment (OneDrive and iCloud--to share files/folders with others), of course my troubles followed--anytime those files are moved.... Recently I have been reading about a hyperlink base that could be set, once the file (and associated files) are finally in their new "home." Towit, I have encountered the following, is this in any way related to what you and Paul have been trying to tell me. My ignorance is so formidable it is casting a shadow.

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