hyperlinks in a doc


G

Guest

Word 2002, 10.6612 under Win 2000. I have a lengthy manual with some
hyperlinks inside that link to other places inside the same doc. There are
links from the TOC, internal links to specific sections from within other
sections, and "return to the TOC" links that just go back to the top. My
problem is with the specific section type links.

In all cases but one, the hyperlinks go to the first page of a section. The
last page of each section has as its last line one of the 'RETURN TO THE
TABLE OF CONTENTS" links. The first page of each section has a Header 1 style
that the TOC uses to link to the sections.

Now, say you're in section 2 and you come upon a link to section 4. Instead
of taking you to the first page of section 4, the link takes you to the last
page of section 3! When I put my cursor on the last page of section 3, I can
see in the STYLE box that there is a HEADER 1 definition lurking there,
invisibly. So I know that the hyperlink is thinking that this is indeed the
right place to go.

But I didn't put that HEADER1 style there -- and if I left-click and try to
highlight the blank space under the RETURN TOT HE TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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G

Guest

Sorry -- I accidentally posted this before I was done. Let me continue from
where I left off.
But I didn't put that HEADER1 style there -- and if I left-click and try to
highlight the blank space under the RETURN TO THE TABLE OF CONTENTS link, I can see that there is a HEADER1 field there -- sometimes. If I try to delete this, I lose my page break, the real HEADER1 goes to normal text, and I am sitting here fuming.

I've done everything I can think of in terms of page breaks and what-not,
but I'm stumped. I can't see any weird code when I Alt-F9.

But remember the hyperlink that DOES work, the one I mentioned earlier? That
one does not ocur at the top of a section, but in the middle of one. Woerd
handles this one perfectly.

And all the TOC links work just as they should.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I'm really stumped.
 
G

Guest

Well, I have contrived a work-around -- I am linking to the Header2 style
subhead that sits BELOW the Header1 style. This works, but still leaves me
with the question of how and why Word is anticipating the placement of the
Header1 style on the preceding page.
 
C

Charles Kenyon

I suspect that you are using a manual page break before your section break
rather than formatting your heading style for page break before or inserting
a section break that starts a new page. Counter-intuitive as it seems, a
manual page break will be _inside_ the paragraph that follows the page
break; it does not substitute for a paragraph break. Therefore, a style
applied to a paragraph that follows a manual page break will include
anything between the page break and the preceding paragraph mark.
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Charles Kenyon

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G

Guest

You're right, Charles, I *am*using manual page breaks. That must be it...
I'll have a go at reformatting the header style and see what happens.
 

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