I'm working in a Word 2010 document from a SharePoint document library. When you use the "Insert Hyperlink" command (or Ctrl+K) to add a hyperlink to text in the document, by default, the Insert Hyperlink dialog opens onto the directory where your file is saved. Because my document is stored in SharePoint, this means that the dialog must connect to the WebDAV folder where the document is stored, an operation that can take between 10 and 30 seconds every time I open the dialog. I have to insert hundreds of links into this document, so these delays are unworkable.
Is there a way to make Word use a different directory as the current folder in the Insert Hyperlink dialog so I don't have to go through this? Alternately, is there a good way to avoid the dialog entirely when adding hyperlinks? All my links are Web URLs, so I never even need access to the local file system anyway.