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Inserting non URL hyperlink

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Inserting non URL hyperlink

I am trying to create a link to a folder on the server or on the C drive. 

 

I can get a field to either create a hyperlink, which opens a Web window and causes an error, or I can create the rule for the filed to start explore.exe which opens the explorer, but not to the folder I want to go directly to.

 

(Boss wants to link all his current - mostly Word - files with the contacts - there are too many documents to link individually - going to the folder where they already exist would be ideal)

 

Suggestions?

Jennifer Krupp
Communications and Technology
The Missouri District
of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
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Re: Inserting non URL hyperlink

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Create a field using the URL properties, but include the following as the default value:

 

FILE://\\SERVERNAME\SHARED_FOLDER_NAME

 

The switch file://\\ converts the URL into a UNC path, and then you simply type the UNC path to the share of your choice.

 

Kq\

Message Edited by kquigley on 12-16-2008 07:37 PM
Ken Quigley, BA, MCSE, ACC, APT
Toronto, Ontario
www.keystroke.ca
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Re: Inserting non URL hyperlink

Thank you! I'm so glad this is possible!

 

Jennifer

Jennifer Krupp
Communications and Technology
The Missouri District
of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod