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FWIW Cool tricks: hyperlinks to open folders

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:01 am    Post subject: FWIW Cool tricks: hyperlinks to open folders Reply with quote

Imagine a simple Calc database to track multiple projects (in my case, freelance writing): priority, date, client, project, invoicing details, etc.

Then imagine yourself getting tired of scanning Calc for the high-priority-du-jour task, then going to Windows Explorer* to find the folder of background materials for that task.

It finally occurred to me to add a new column, named "Here" (short for "Here are the PDFs, documents, presentations, text files, images and other stuff you need for this project").

"Here" then gets a hyperlink -- Insert > Hyperlink > Internet > Web -- containing the path to the folder.

A single click on the chosen line item's "Here" opens the appropriate Explorer folder.

Saves time, saves going back and forth between Calc and Explorer... Cool

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* Yes, apologies, but all my clients live in the Windows world...
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