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Where are these external project links located on the same server? If so, you could use a relative link. Provided neither of the project's output moves from that server the links would work.
All projects and outputs are indeed located on the same server; I will try inserting relative links and let you know the outcome.
Thank you for your help
I tried inserting relative links but it is not working; I'm guessing I'm doing it wrong.
My absolute link is similar to www.help.ca/helpproject/html/howto/en/10000.htm; I want to link to www.help.ca/helpproject/html/hlp/en/1000.htm. I'm guessing (I am still new at this) that my root directory is helpproject since it is the first level after the server name. I changed the target link to ../../../../1000.htm. When I try to view the result, I get an error message saying the browser cannot access file:///C:/1000.htm. Then RH displays the Server Busy popup window and I get stuck in a loop clicking either Switch To or Retry, even though the Internet Explorer browser is open.
Back in RH, in the HTML tab, the link still is ../../../../1000.htm. I even tried pasting a \ instead of a / (as it appears so for image links in RH7) but still no success.
Any ideas? Thanks for your help
All you have to do is work out (actually up and down) from the file you're in, not the full path..
For example, linking from helpproject/html/howto/en/10000.htm to helpproject/html/hlp/en/1000.htm means you only have to work within the folder structure I marked in bold.
- Go up one folder to "hlp/" and up another folder to "html/" (up two folders)
- Once you have arrived to "html/ you go down to hlp/en/1000.htm
Therefore, your relative link is: <a href="../../hlp/en/1000.htm">MyLink</a>
I truly appreciate you taking the time to explain it to me! I finally succeeded in switching my absolutes to relative links. Having the logic in establishing the appropriate link helped with some more difficult ones (I did mention I'm still a newbie, right?).
Thank you so very much