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(Archived) Trick to get and use desktop links in EN3 note

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(Office XP (2002), might be working differently on superior versions)

Suppose you have an open Word document and select a portion of it, clip it to the Desktop version of EN3.

You have your clipping but have no way to open the original document in case of need...

Here is a (lengthy but working) solution.

To get the info (without programming), got to File/Properties/General (of Word)

Look Location and approach (slowly) the cursor with your mouse until it is an arrow pointing to the right (it is a bit hard)... Once you have the right pointing arrow, CLICK... (it will select the whole location of where the file is) COPY (with CTRL-C) and PASTE IT INTO EN3

add a "\" (Important!!!)


Inside the same General window (on the top), you will have the Word Icon and on the right, the name of the document...use again the right arrow trick (if the name is shorter you can just select the whole name) and COPY (CTRL-C) then paste it at the end of what is already in EN3.

Last thing: Select the whole path, right-click and Hyperlink/Insert

This will turn the whole path and name in blue....


In the File/Properties/General/location field of your Word document from where you clipped: you have to get

C:\Documents and Settings\Personal session\My Documents\Personal stuff\Maitencillo casa

YOU ADD THE "\" at the end so it becomes

C:\Documents and Settings\Personal session\My Documents\Personal stuff\Maitencillo casa\

You copy and paste the file name from the top and add it to the end, obtaining:

C:\Documents and Settings\Personal session\My Documents\Personal stuff\Maitencillo casa\citacion a reuniones 04092008.doc

Then you highlight the whole stuf, right-click and Hyperlink/Insert (to turn it blue).


If you double click this in the WINDOWS version, it will open the document.

For Mozilla 2 version, just copy and paste the whole path and name in a new window (or a new tab), and this will work (or right-click and copy address of link then paste it into a new window or tab).

For Iexplorer 6, copy and paste in the address field and it will open the file.

It is not fast, quite a lot of work, but I tried it with Word and Excel, it works!

IF YOU HAVE A MACRO RECORDER program, you do all this probably with one click or key combination. (I have none, just downloaded one today to try), let me know if it works.

I hope it helps in the meantime.

Please tell if you find a shorter way (hopefully working from Office 2002 up to please all users).

Best to all


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