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Hyperlinked .dwf files and Access

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I have just started converting some AutoCAD (.dwg) files into
Autodesk's version of a pdf file which carries a .dwf file extension. I
use Access
to manage all of my files and have started loading records of each of
these files into my database. Each record has a hyperlink that is
supposed to open
the drawing but when I click on the link nothing happens. I can define
a different hyperlink in the same table using a .dwg or any other file
extension and the hyperlinks work perfectly. Is anyone familiar with
this problem? Does Access have a problem recognizing the .dwf file
extension?

May 4 '06 #1
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It's not Access that has the problem recognizing the .dwf extension,
it's the operating system. You'll have to associate the .dwf extension
w/ the AutoCAD program.

1. Open a Windows Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu select Folder Options.
3. In the Folder Options dialog box click the File Types tab.
4. Find the .dwf file extension in the ListBox (the extensions are
sorted alphabetically).
5. Highlight the .dwf file extension.
6. Follow the directions to change, or apply, the correct program that
will be used to open files of the .dwf extension (by clicking the Change
or Advanced buttons).
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MGFoster:::mgf00 <at> earthlink <decimal-point> net
Oakland, CA (USA)

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na****@juno.com wrote:
I have just started converting some AutoCAD (.dwg) files into
Autodesk's version of a pdf file which carries a .dwf file extension. I
use Access
to manage all of my files and have started loading records of each of
these files into my database. Each record has a hyperlink that is
supposed to open
the drawing but when I click on the link nothing happens. I can define
a different hyperlink in the same table using a .dwg or any other file
extension and the hyperlinks work perfectly. Is anyone familiar with
this problem? Does Access have a problem recognizing the .dwf file
extension?

May 4 '06 #2

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