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Discussion in 'Software Development' started by kirkwebsites, Jul 22, 2012.

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  1. kirkwebsites

    kirkwebsites Thread Starter

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    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 ??
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    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?
     
  3. kirkwebsites

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    thanks for the response. just creating an HTML page with links to Word documents on my computer
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    So why can't you create links to documents on your hard drive?
     
  5. ckphilli

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    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.
     
  6. kirkwebsites

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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
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    It works in XP but not in Win7 ??
     
  7. ckphilli

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    Ok, make sure your word docs are in the same directory as the html file. Forget the path stuff I said earlier.
     
  8. kirkwebsites

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    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
     
  9. ckphilli

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    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.
     
  10. kirkwebsites

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    it should be opening when I click the link.
     
  11. DoubleHelix

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    Are the Word documents opening with Word? What version? What web browser are you using?
     
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