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### LO Calc: relative path to external sheet?

How can I express the following:

'file:///home/mark/Desktop/L4L/Products/material costs.ods'#$Webbing.$C$2:$C$6  as a spreadsheet in the same directory? I.e., no absolute path. Example: 'file://material costs.ods'#$Webbing.$C$2:$C$6


I've tried various things. LO keeps changing it to an absolute path. I have click a different cell and then click back to the one I edited to see how LO reverted it to an absolute path.

The only reason I'd like it to be relative is to make my formula's less tedious. (They're pretty busy-looking with the same path 4-5 times in one formula.).