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Windows 7: Automatically update hyperlinks in PPT 2010 when changing file path

26 Mar 2012   #1
n2gzs

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Automatically update hyperlinks in PPT 2010 when changing file path

I have a series of folders and subfolders with a lot of different presentations that are all hyperlinked to one main navigational powerpoint. All the links work fine on my computer, but if I move them to a different location on the network, the links still point to the original location. How can I move the files without breaking the links?


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27 Mar 2012   #2
n2gzs

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Does anybody read this stuff?
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27 Mar 2012   #3
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

I was not able to repeat your problem.

I have created a special master folder with several nested folders :1,2,3.
When I have create a master.pptx in master folder and 1.pptx, 2.pptx, 3.pptx in their folders.

In masper.pptx hyperlinks were like that:
1\1.pptx

After I have copied all folders and files to another computer, I have applied new styles to originals. I went over to a second computer, and hyperlinks opened their local copies with old design.
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27 Mar 2012   #4
n2gzs

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
I was not able to repeat your problem.

I have created a special master folder with several nested folders :1,2,3.
When I have create a master.pptx in master folder and 1.pptx, 2.pptx, 3.pptx in their folders.

In masper.pptx hyperlinks were like that:
1\1.pptx

After I have copied all folders and files to another computer, I have applied new styles to originals. I went over to a second computer, and hyperlinks opened their local copies with old design.
Thanks for the response. My linke looks similar to below.
D:\Product Sales Training Presentations\Productx\Product Line1\Product1
Works fine on the parent computer, but when moved to a different computer, it still looks for that location. But I think I just thought of something else to try.

Thanks again. If you think of anything else...
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27 Mar 2012   #5
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Computer specific links like D:\folder\file can not be changed automatically.

You have to use relative links, if you want them to work on any computer.
It does not really matter there the master presentation is.

If file is in subfolder(in relation to masterPPTX) just do it like this:
subfolder1\name.pptx

If file is in folder higher you can use sign
../ which signifies "one directory higher".

So, link ../../name.pptx will go two folders higher than your pptx.

More info on Document-Relative links
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27 Mar 2012   #6
n2gzs

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I feel really dumb. I've been doing this a long time and should know better. I changed the file path when I moved the files. On my computer the top level folder that I moved to a different computer was a subfolder. Sheesh. It's the simplest things that trip you up sometimes. Sorry

My filepath now appears
Product%x01\Product line1\product1.pptx
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