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Microsoft KB Archive/172874

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Article ID: 172874

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172874


When you create a Web page containing links with absolute paths, the absolute paths do not become relative paths after you post the page to the Web. (To post a web page, click Publish to Web, on the File menu, provided you have installed Web Authoring Tools Update version 1.5 .)


This functionality is by design. Word creates an absolute path whenever you do any of the following:

  • Create a link with an absolute path in the HTML source.


  • Insert a Video or Background Sound from the Insert menu in Word, and clear the Use Relative Paths check box.


  • Insert a hyperlink in Word and clear the "Use relative path for hyperlink" check box.


To work around this behavior, use the following methods:

  • Manually edit the link in the HTML source to make it a relative path.


  • When you insert a Video or Background Sound via the Insert menu in Word, select the Use Relative Path check box.


  • When you insert a hyperlink in Word, select the "Use relative path for hyperlink" check box.


For additional information about hyperlinks, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

159940 WD97: General Information About Hyperlinks

172747 What's New in the Web Authoring Tools Update

Additional query words: 8.0 8.00 authoring tools

Keywords: kbprb KB172874