I have a w-a-a-a-a-a-a-y complicated Word document, written collaboratively by a number of authors. There are about 300 associated documents, each linked to from within the main document. We're hitting problems with the links breaking, since the folder of document plus supporting material is on a USB drive, and that drive is getting a different drive-letter on different systems, but the links are not dynamically updating to the correct drive letter.
Except: they do dynamically update when I don't want them to. I know that a link pointed just to the title of the associated document will try to open the document from the same folder that the master document is in. This works, but if we test it, Word then helpfully (?) adds in the drive and folder, which of course is wrong as soon as we move the USB drive to another machine.
We're planning to burn the finished document and supporting material to a CD, and of course we need to be certain that all the links will work as expected. What can we do to be sure the links will continue to work?