Absolute vs. relative hyperlinks

Relative links use the location of the map as a base and show the path to the document from there. Absolute links use the entire path name.

Example:

Map location

C:\My Documents\My Maps\map1.mmap

Picture location

C:\My Documents\My Pictures\picture1.jpg

Relative link to picture

..\My Pictures\picture1.jpg

Absolute link to picture

C:\My Documents\My Pictures\picture1.jpg

The default setting for new links is determined by your selection in the Map Properties dialog, but can be set individually for each link as you create it.

Moving maps with relative hyperlinks

If you move a map with relative hyperlinks using Windows Explorer you will be asked if you want to update the hyperlinks the next time you open the map.