Create hypertext in FM to a MS Word document

New Here ,
Oct 25, 2020

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Hi,

 

Does anyone know how to create hyperlink in FM to an msword document?

 

Regards,

 

Arunkumar

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Advisor ,
Oct 26, 2020

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According to the helps for FM 2019, you highlight the text you want to use as hyperlink, then use Insert > Hypertext and select "Message client" as the command. Complete the command like this:

message system c:/hypertextdocuments.docx

Search for hypertext (not hyperlink) in the online Helps.

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Oct 26, 2020

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Great, thanks a lot

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Oct 26, 2020

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Give some thought to deployment. FieryPantone's example is only going to work on the originating Windows PC (or client PCs) which have the same asset {the .docx} already stored in the C:\ directory.

It is more commonly the case that the FM document (as PDF, HTML or eBook) will be opened from anywhere, and the linked asset may likewise reside anywhere.

This means that you normally use a fully qualified URL that works anywhere, such as:

message URL https://…

For assets that are assured be local to the client, try to use relative directory references, such as:
message system ./file-in-same-dir.type
or {example}
message system ../../projectname/common/file-in-predictable-dir.type

 

Another FAQ is how to create a "deep" link to something inside the object. FM can specify those easily in the Marker, but details at the destination can be tricky.

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Thank you very much for the detail.

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Ah, the difference betwen information and knowledge :-}

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