Is it possible to create a Hypertext to an XLS file?

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Aug 11, 2016

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I would like to create a Hypertext link to an Excel file. Is this possible?

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Aug 11, 2016

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I'm assuming you mean you want to end up with a .pdf where a clickable link opens an Excel file …

In that case, use the Insert hypertext dialogue; select Message Client as Command and then complete the command as

message openfile {filename}

There's a whole section about pathnames in my FM 7.0 User Guide, and I hope the same information will also be available online.

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Aug 12, 2016

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Thanks for your response. Sorry I was not specific enough. I want launch an Excel spreadsheet from published Responsive HTML5 help (.HTM page).

I have since learned this is not supported by FM2015.

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Aug 15, 2016

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Launching Excel spreadsheet from a Responsive Output could be done provided you have a "public" URL link of the .xls file. It can be inserted via 2 ways:

--Special hypertext (Go to URL >> sample: message URL http://www.econ.yale.edu/~shiller/data/ie_data.xls)

--or Hotspot URL link (over an image)

All paths must have protocol specified ie. http://

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