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22-Jul-2012, 05:54 PM #1
Solved: linking to word files
I use a program (HTML) on my HP desktop to link to word files (.doc). I transfered these files to my laptop (win7) and can't link to the word files there ??
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22-Jul-2012, 08:28 PM #2
HTML is a web page language. It's not a program. You can certainly create HTML pages that link to whatever files you want to on your own computer. Are you hosting a public website from your laptop? Or just creating an HTML page with links to Word documents on your computer?
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22-Jul-2012, 08:45 PM #3
thanks for the response. just creating an HTML page with links to Word documents on my computer

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22-Jul-2012, 10:36 PM #4
So why can't you create links to documents on your hard drive?
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23-Jul-2012, 08:23 AM #5
You should just need to change the doc paths in the html file. Although it may look the same, it probably isn't when moving to W7.

For instance:

XP desktop: c:\documents and settings\userprof\desktop
W7 desktop: c:\users\userprof\desktop

EDIT: You can edit those paths easily by opening the html file in notepad.
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I don't understand what you're saying to do. Below is the statement in the html file and below that is the line in the Word file:
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<td><INPUT value=ON type=checkbox><a href="bobby magee.doc"</a>bobby magee</td>
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G D7
Busted flat in Baton Rouge waitin for a train feeling near as faded as my jeans
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It works in XP but not in Win7 ??
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23-Jul-2012, 02:58 PM #7
Ok, make sure your word docs are in the same directory as the html file. Forget the path stuff I said earlier.
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23-Jul-2012, 03:26 PM #8
all are in My Documents but when I click on a link I get a question "do I want to open the file" and if I open, the file is there along with garbled text fore and aft
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23-Jul-2012, 03:38 PM #9
So the link is working and the file is opening, good.

Sounds like you need to tweak browser settings and /or UAC and see what that does for the warning box and garbled text.
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24-Jul-2012, 09:36 AM #10
it should be opening when I click the link.
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24-Jul-2012, 09:59 AM #11
Are the Word documents opening with Word? What version? What web browser are you using?
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