Title says all. I'm wondering if there is a difference between going to a terminal and typing "ln -s path 'path" or just right clicking on something and selecting make link.
There is very little difference. To test this I created a new directory with a file "bug3.odt".
I then created two links to it using the command line
The result was as follows
As you can see both
It is also possible to create a link by holding down CTRL+SHIFT and dragging the file. This works in exactly the same way: equivalent to using ln -s with the full path to the file.