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Can I launch any file type from the hyperlink option

Postby James » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:58 am

Yes.

http://www.viewletcentral.com/vc/viewlet/52418259

Although the list of options says

WEB (this can be a URL to anything - local and on the web)
EMAIL
SLIDE

The web option can point to an absolute URL which could be MS Word, MS Excel, PDF, PowerPoint files, etc

See the above link for a sample picture calling a word doc onClick

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If you wanted to call a file on your PC or Network..you would use a different format:

[file:///(drive):/(path to file including complete filename xxx.doc for example)]

So if I wanted to call a file on my C: drive called susan.pdf

I would put in the WEB page [file:///c:/susan.pdf]

If you move the viewlet away from your pc..you have to maintain the same file logic or it wont work...calling a file on the network would help, but then each person would have to have the same network drive letter.

So if the network drive on your PC is F: but H: on Joe's PC...your links
to F: won't work on Joe's PC.

FTP your files to a place that is the same for all and link to it :)

This will work both in ViewletBuilder and ViewletQuiz

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