Once you have selected one of these tools, you can link to the file location in two different ways: the full path or the relative path. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. In short:
A full path saves the entire path leading from the root directory all the way down to the file. A full path looks something like:
This type of path is useful for files that will only be accessed from their original location, such as a local file or a file on a shared network drive.
A relative path saves only a portion of the full path. For example, if we were to take a relative path from the previous example, it could look like:
Notice that the C: drive as well as the Projects folder are omitted from the path. This allows the link to work in any location (including a different computer), as long as the files being linked are moved together, and maintain the same position in the folder structure relative to each other.