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Inserting hyperlinks to referenced documents with WordPipe

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:43 am
by SMC Peers
We have a VERY tedious job to do: in many documents, replace plain text document reference numbers (and there are many of these in each document) with a hyperlink to a document with name which is the document reference number.

For example a document refers to many others, in particular to PP-03. I need to make this reference a hyperlink to PP-03.doc.

Can I do this with WordPipe?

(I know WordPipe can do changes to existing hyperlinks - and that there are 3 steps to this -- but here I want to put in new ones...)

Any ideas??? Thanks

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:15 am
by DataMystic Support
You can possibly do this with field codes turned on, and using widcards, so that you can insert the surrounding text around the found text of PP-03 or whatever.

e.g. search for PP-03
Replace with {link "c:\ \1.doc"}

You will need to lookup the correct field code and format

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:16 pm
by SMC Peers
Thanks, but this doesn't work! I may be misunderstanding your reply though, so let me know if I am missing something.

If the "replace with" field is text, then what gets entered into the document is JUST text, not a field, and it doesn't matter if "view field codes" is on or not - which incidently it is when I've tried this out.

What I think is missing is how to 1. add in the program code into the document and 2. ensure that the {} field markers are interpreted as such and not just as brackets.

NB Just for info, I used the following:

Text to find = DC-???
Replace with = {HYPERLINK "^&"}
Search type = use wildcards
Search location = Body (also tried + inside hyperlinks, but made no difference of course)
Options = inside field codes

I have the feeling that this job is just NOT possible! So would be very grateful if you could tell me otherwise.

PS to my reply

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:19 pm
by SMC Peers
Just to say I was using WordPipe - I am updating my WordPipe right now to check that I am not missing something new and obvious...

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:26 pm
by DataMystic Support
It looks like you have everything right, so at this stage the only way you can do this is with code. With the full WordPipe we have a MS Word macro that you can tailor for this sort of job.

Re: Inserting hyperlinks to referenced documents with WordPipe

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:41 pm
by kracey
How to create a Single Hyperlink that can open multiple tabs of different URLS? Is this possible? I created a hyperlink in my email signature.When that hyperlink is clicked, I want that hyper link to open up two different websites (URLS) in two different tabs from a browser. Is this possible? if so how do I serperate the tow URLS in the hyperlink? with a semi colon or comma?

Re: Inserting hyperlinks to referenced documents with WordPipe

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:42 am
by DataMystic Support
You cannot open two websites with a single click. You could achieve this with javascript on a website, but email clients do not let you run javascript.