Links Powerpoint to CD for different computrs

Microsoft Office 2010 powerpoint
October 6, 2010 at 09:56:36
Specs: Macintosh
Iam creating a ppt. file with over 150 links to documents burned onto a cd. My problem is that the links established on my computer (a mac) won't work on for example an HP because the disc slot is named differently (E;C etc.). Since my file should be working on different computer models and types I need to find a solution that it works on every computer.

Does anyone know how to do that? Should I make a Mac version and a PC version? But I learned that computers depending on the manufacuterer name the disc slot differently, how do I manage that?

I really would appreciate your tips. Thank you very much in advance.



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October 6, 2010 at 11:16:10
Is the presentation going to be stored on the disc as well? If it is, you could try using a relative pathname, like "./images/1.jpg" This specifies that if the presentation is in the root of CD, it will load 1.jpg from the images subdirectory. This should work on both Windows and Mac OS X.

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October 7, 2010 at 15:04:15
If I establish the links before I burn the archive to the cd, the links are deleted once I shut down the powerpoint. This means I have to burn the archive to a cd first and then establish the links. Which implies that the ppt. file with the links and the archive can't be on the same cd. That's at least what I have experienced. If someone knows a work around this I would be very happy.

I tried it with a pen drive and dropbox as well. But I have the same problem there that depending on the computer a different letter (J,H etc.) is allocated to the path and this changes from computer to computer, so they can't find the document from the link.

The only solution that I can think of would be if I could upload the documents to a server. Then the path/link would be the same on every computer and download the file from the internet. But with this solution you can only use the .ppt file when you have acces and it willl take a long time to download them.

I have run out of ideas how I could solve this problem!!! Therefore I am very happy for more ideas to solve it.

Thank you!

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October 7, 2010 at 18:03:29
I do not use Powerpoint, but found this, looks like it may give you your answers.


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October 10, 2010 at 09:31:51
Thanks for the link. There is a lot of information of which I tried various things but unfortunately none of them fitted to what I need to do and were more focused on pictures and music. I am aiming at integrating an archive of relevent documents to my presentation. I thought the tip with saving it as Powerpoint Package would work but when I tried it, it didn't unfortunately.

I will keep on trying it out and hopefully I find something soon.

Thank you very much for the link.

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