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 12-16-2004, 12:51 PM The Bad Guy Scott Pioli     Join Date: Jan 2001 Location: The Copacobana Casino cash: $13745 Comp Gurus: How do I know I'm using a relative hyperlink over an absolute one? My teacher is ridiculous and wants us to have relative hyperlinks in our power point presentation. Only problem is he never explained the difference. How do I make sure all my hyperlinks are relative in my presentation? If anyone can help, I would appareciate it. Posts: 22,754 12-16-2004, 12:59 PM #2 cron912 Starter Join Date: Aug 2001 Location: Kansas Casino cash:$11956
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 Originally Posted by The Bad Guy My teacher is ridiculous and wants us to have relative hyperlinks in our power point presentation. Only problem is he never explained the difference. How do I make sure all my hyperlinks are relative in my presentation? If anyone can help, I would appareciate it.
An absolute link is the full path of the link, for example http://www.chiefsplanet.com/index.html. A relative link is the path specified from the current location. So say the current location was http://www.chiefsplanet.com, then index.html would be a relative link.

Hope this helps.

Also, here is a little info on the two.
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 12-16-2004, 01:03 PM #3 Cochise Legend     Join Date: May 2003 Location: 60 Hz Casino cash: $409 Absolute is the full URL. Posts: 52,822  12-16-2004, 01:08 PM #4 Saulbadguy When a nightmare becomes real Join Date: Nov 2003 Casino cash:$17066 Absolute is the full URL. Posts: 46,461
 12-16-2004, 01:15 PM #5 Lzen Band     Join Date: Feb 2001 Location: Earth Casino cash: $20792 Oh, and since nobody else mentioned it, absolute is the full URL. __________________ You can't buy happiness. But you can buy beer. And that's pretty much the same thing. Posts: 32,905  12-16-2004, 01:17 PM #6 The Bad Guy Scott Pioli Join Date: Jan 2001 Location: The Copacobana Casino cash:$13745 But what if it's a hyperlink that connects to something on my computer instead of the web? __________________ Posts: 22,754
12-16-2004, 01:21 PM   #7
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Casino cash: $409 Quote:  Originally Posted by The Bad Guy But what if it's a hyperlink that connects to something on my computer instead of the web? Then it would just say blah.xls or \spreadsheets\blah.xls. The full path would be C:\foo\bar\spreadsheets\blah.xls Posts: 52,822  12-16-2004, 01:24 PM #8 jcroft Thread-Stopper Extrodinaire Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Seattle, WA Casino cash:$5000 Relative means relative to the current directory. So, if you are on the page: /powerpoint/project/firstpage.html and you wanted to link to /powerpoint/project/images/bigassgraphic.jpg a relativle link would look like: images/bigassgraphic.jpg __________________ Jeff Croft jeffcroft.com Posts: 2,150
 12-16-2004, 01:41 PM #9 The Bad Guy Scott Pioli     Join Date: Jan 2001 Location: The Copacobana Casino cash: $13745 Ok, I get it now. Instead of labeling the whole path, just make sure it's in the folder I'm burning onto a CD. I have to make sure this is Mac and IBM compatible, how will I know it is? I don't have a Mac to try it on. __________________ Posts: 22,754 12-16-2004, 01:46 PM #10 jcroft Thread-Stopper Extrodinaire Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Seattle, WA Casino cash:$5000
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 Originally Posted by The Bad Guy Ok, I get it now. Instead of labeling the whole path, just make sure it's in the folder I'm burning onto a CD. I have to make sure this is Mac and IBM compatible, how will I know it is? I don't have a Mac to try it on.
PowerPoint is available on both platforms -- you should've had too much trouble with the comptability of your presentation.

However, you do need to make sure you are burning the disc in a format both can read...
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Casino cash: $13745 Quote:  Originally Posted by jcroft PowerPoint is available on both platforms -- you should've had too much trouble with the comptability of your presentation. However, you do need to make sure you are burning the disc in a format both can read... How can I ensure that? __________________ Posts: 22,754  12-16-2004, 01:52 PM #12 Cochise Legend Join Date: May 2003 Location: 60 Hz Casino cash:$409 I don't know anything about Macs, I only know about computers. Posts: 52,822
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 Originally Posted by Cochise I don't know anything about Macs, I only know about computers.
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