I have the following sequence of bytes in IDA Pro:

.text:0044A838          db 2Ah
.text:0044A839          db 0ADh ; ­
.text:0044A83A          db    4
.text:0044A83B          db    0
.text:0044A83C          dd rva word_44AD3E     
.text:0044A840          dd rva word_44AD4C
.text:0044A844          dd rva word_44AD5C

This region should be interpreted as four consecutive relative pointers, but right now, it is four raw bytes, and then three relative pointers. How can I instruct IDA that the first element is a relative offset pointer?

When I mark the first element as being a 32-bit integer, the its simply the value 0x4AD2A, which IDA does not recognize as being an xref that I can follow. I cannot mark this 32-bit element as an offset (by pressing O), since the address 0x4AD2A is not valid in this executable.


Define the element to be the appropriate size (such as by pressing d repeatedly). Then press Ctrl-R (or use the menu entry: Edit->Operand Type->Offset->Offset (User Defined)), select Use image base as offset base, and accept the dialog.

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