Creating hyperlink RoboHelp to an MS word document

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Hi,

 

I am currently working on a Robohelp file where I have to create a hyperlink in the topic to an MS word document.

Can anyone please help.

 

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Arunkumar

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Creating hyperlink RoboHelp to an MS word document

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I am currently working on a Robohelp file where I have to create a hyperlink in the topic to an MS word document.

Can anyone please help.

 

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Arunkumar

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Most browsers will block links to Word documents so a PDF would be a better option.

 

You haven't said which version of RoboHelp you are using. 

  • If you are using a Classic version please go to File Help > About and confirm the version shown. If it is 2019 Classic, please add "Classic" when advising the version number.
  • If you are using the New UI, the version number will  be found in Help > About. Please add "New UI" if the version number starts 14.

 

 

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Hi Peter, thanks for your reply. I'm using 2015 RoboHelp version. Out of RoboHelp we generate CHM output.

So, finally the output must reflect the link created in the project.

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I'm not sure a CHM will allow a Word document to be opened either.

 

For a PDF you would add the file as a baggage file and then create a link to it in a topic.

 

You could try that with a Word DOC but I think you will hit problems on the end user's machines. Give it a whirl but don't be surprised if it fails.

 

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