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Opening a word document or PDF file

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Hi:

I am developing a manual for operation of a new Access application, and would like to be
be able to open it from the system itself.

Can someone tell me the command to open an external .pdf or .doc file from an Access
application, please.

Thank you

John Baker
Nov 13 '05 #1
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On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 13:34:31 GMT, John Baker <Ba******@Verizon.net>
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I would probably use the ShellExecute API call. It will open the
document in the default viewer registered on the system.

-Tom.

Hi:

I am developing a manual for operation of a new Access application, and would like to be
be able to open it from the system itself.

Can someone tell me the command to open an external .pdf or .doc file from an Access
application, please.

Thank you

John Baker


Nov 13 '05 #2

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Look at the FollowHyperlink Method in help.

Tom

John Baker <Ba******@Verizon.net> wrote in message news:<pj********************************@4ax.com>. ..
Hi:

I am developing a manual for operation of a new Access application, and would like to be
be able to open it from the system itself.

Can someone tell me the command to open an external .pdf or .doc file from an Access
application, please.

Thank you

John Baker

Nov 13 '05 #3

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John Baker <Ba******@Verizon.net> wrote in message news:<pj********************************@4ax.com>. ..
Hi:

I am developing a manual for operation of a new Access application, and would like to be
be able to open it from the system itself.

Can someone tell me the command to open an external .pdf or .doc file from an Access
application, please.

Thank you

John Baker


Personally, if it's just to make it easy to open a file (and isn't
context sensitive or otherwise fancy), I just make a hyperlink.
Nov 13 '05 #4

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