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How to create a (Word documentum) link in the designer?

I know that a document can be linked in the designer but don't know how.
I want to display a link ( Word document ) next to a field which contains help for the users so that they know how to fill in that field. (Because it's difficult for the users to select the right option in this field)
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didier20
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pbagCommented:

Create a page, attach the word document in this page in the designer. In the page properties Set the auto launch option as "First Attachement".

In the for next to the field create an action hotspot where you can open the page. As the page autolaunch option is set the word document will be launched for the user.
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qwaleteeCommented:
I would not put the help in a Word document -- I would make it "native Lotus Notes," because it gives users more direct access.

If the help is short, add a bit of text ("More info...") next to the field, highlight it, Create->Hotspot->Text Popup.  Enter your text, and select the style (play with this until you get what you want, I prefer on mouseover/highlight).

If it is longer, you can put in a page, or a plain document in a documentation sectionof the database or a separate database, and have the link open that page/document.  For pages, use @Command([OpenPage]).  For documents, you might want to use the built-in help features (which you can also have the user activate with the F1 key).
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didier20Author Commented:
I created a page, attached the Word file in the page ( I can se the Word icon on the page)

Go to the form -> click -> create -> hotspot -> action hotspot and ... get the error message >> To create a Hotspot first select the text you would like to make a hotspot<< But I selected the doc file on the page.
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pbagCommented:
You need to have some text or image, which you need to select and create hotspot. In this hot spot you have have the formula for opening the page. So when the user creates a document and clicks on this text/image the word document will be launched.
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didier20Author Commented:
So, I have the text and created an action hotspot.
The formula for opening the page is:
@Command([OpenPage];AttachmentPage)
AttachmentPage is the name of the page with a word icon on it.
When I open the db and the form and click the hotspot I get the error message:
Page " doesn't exist

In the Hotspot Action properties is a line >Frame< but it's empty.

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qwaleteeCommented:
didier20,

> @Command([OpenPage];AttachmentPage)
You need quotes!
@Command([OpenPage];"AttachmentPage")

And, why are you forcing them to open a Word document?  Why aren't you putting the content directly in the Notes page?


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didier20Author Commented:
Yes, it's my fault, but in the meantime I found the that the quote was missing.
I tried your suggestion to copy the contents of the file to the page and it works.

I like the way better when a Word doc is opened by pressing the button.
There is only a tiny thing. When I press the button to open the Word doc, the document will be opened and put down on the taskbar immediately.
If a user has 2 or 3 other Word doc opened he hardly can see that an additionally Word was opened.
Particularly when having the setting "Group similar taskbar buttons"
Is there a way not to put down immediately?
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qwaleteeCommented:
That's an OS limitation, not much you can do about it.
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