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How To: Hotlink to a MS word (.doc) file

Procedure

Question:

Hotlinking a microsoft word (.doc) file in ArcView.

Answer:

Use the following script to hotlink .doc files in ArcView.
Copy the script below into a script window, compile the script.
From the view, make the proper theme active and choose 'properties' from the theme menu. Click on the hotlink icon.

Field=Hotlink
Predefined Action=Link to User Script
Script= The name of the script, for example, script1.

The path of winword.exe in the script below might need modification. Search for 'winword.exe' and substitute the path below.
'Use this script to hotlink a .doc file
'Modify the Winword.exe path as found above
linkfile = Self
exeString = "c:\program files\microsoft office\office\winword.exe" ++ linkfile
System.Execute(exeString)

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