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Picture field options help

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Picture field options help

I have been able to have pictures show on my layouts that I make. However, I am getting asked for different options like


-is there a way to have the picture open in a new window?

-can a field be created (like a hyperlink type field) that when clicked will open a folder to a list of pictures?


I've tried using the field triggers, but if you create a picture field, the only option is "when changing a field". I also referenced the demo database, but there isn't any field I see that I can use.

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Re: Picture field options help

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Hello admin11,
The picture field can only display a copy of the picture within the layout. If you would like a link that opens an actual picture file, you can add that to a URL field.
- Tools > Define Fields > Create new field
- Field date type would be "URL Address"
- Finish creating the field and add to your layout

For a file, the URL would be file:///(filepath to image)

* The filepath needs to be accessible to the ACT! user


Example: file:///K:\images\ACTPhotos\photo123.jpg (where K: is a mapped drive)


Clicking this should open the file in the default application for the file type

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.