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On 08/15/2012 01:21 PM, chilobo wrote:
Andreas Säger wrote

You can not misuse a spreadsheet like this and expect that it works in 2
applications. Things may change if Excel 13 really provides full ODF
support but nobody believes that MS will go that far.
Needless to say that no spreadsheet application will ever work like a
This would be very easy to implement with a Base database and a few
lines of macro code.

I know that, ultimately we will transfer our data to a database. But during
the process of entering data it is easier for the different users to use the
well-know spreadsheet software :)

Anyway: Shouldn't Calc be able to work with relative hyperlinks correctly?
I am puzzled by the sharing of the spreadsheet. Are the files stored on a server with a fixed location or they passed out to users to install locally?

Also, I would try setting up the linked files in a sub-folder of the spreadsheet folder. If the the spreadsheet is in folder Project the sub-folder would be Project/Files

See the following from the LO help


   The following rules apply: A relative reference
   ("graphic/picture.gif") is only possible when both files exist on
   the same drive. If the files are on different drives in your local
   file system, the absolute reference follows the "file:" protocol
   ("file:///data1/xyz/picture.gif"). If the files are on different
   servers or if the target of the link is not available, the absolute
   reference uses the "http:" protocol ("http://data2/abc/picture.gif";).

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