E-mail: create a link to network document

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Lotus Notes
Lotus Notes 8.x
how to create a link to a network document in Lotus Notes.
ASKED: April 2, 2009  4:22 PM
UPDATED: April 6, 2009  1:22 PM

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Normal Notes functionality:

<ul>
<li>Create a UNC notation link to the document (e.g. \\servername\topfolder\folder\filename.xyz).</li><li>Test that this link works by pasting it into a Windows Explorer address window and hitting Enter.</li><li>In a Notes document, type file:\\servername\topfolder\folder\filename.xyz</li>

That should become a direct link to the document.
</ul>

Also:
If you want weblink-style behavior, type the text you want the user to see.
<ul>
<li>Highlight it.</li><li>Choose Create > Hotspot > Link Hotspot.</li><li>Paste the file:\\ protocol link described above in the Value window of the Hotspot Resource Link Properties dialog.</li><li>Save the document. </li><li>Put it in View mode. </li><li>Test the link.</li>

</ul>

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Use this (<b>free</b>) application

1) Select file(s) in the file system
2) Paste the link created by this (wonderful) application where you want to use it (LotusNotes, Office document, etc….)

See it here :
“http://www.virtualobjectives.com.au/notesdomino/linkhotspot.htm”

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  • dwa
    I tried this in an email. Send it to myself but the link is basic text - not a link. Notes did not convert to UNC notation (X\XXX\X) - in fact very annoyingly converts it back to URL notation (X/XX/XX/)
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