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In one application i want to be able to link to files from within a Notes doc. Since i don't have browser capabilities on that external drives , i use the file:///P:drive protocol instead of the http protocol.

Only now i want an easy way to create automatically URL links to those external files. It wouldn't be a problem for http protocol since Notes automatically converts it to a URL link , that isn't the case for a file:/// link.
I can create a URL link manually using file:/// and it works ok. Although i would want to generate it through formula or scripting. Generally : is it possible to create Hotspots automatically , ie without the user has to create it manually ?

Any clues ?
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Notes will not automatically create hotspots out of file://... text, as it will with http://... text -- as you have discovered.  There is also no way to programmatically create a URL link.

However, you can programmatically create a DDE link.  So, if the underlying aplication supports DDE, you can use that mechanim instead.  The link can appear as an icon, and the application may open in-place or launch into a separate window.
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