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How I Link to powerpoint presentaion using adobe flex

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I have a web page using Adobe Flex 3, and I have one button that will link to PowerPoint presentation file, how can I make the link using action script 3 to link to the file. The file is located in a local area network server.
Regards
Khalid Almansour

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml" layout="absolute" width="1316.2122" height="798.25757">
	<mx:Panel width="412" height="565" layout="absolute" horizontalCenter="-389" verticalCenter="11" title="Today's Agenda" backgroundColor="#C8C8CE">
		<mx:Label text="Agenda" fontSize="30" color="#134FD7" fontFamily="Arial" alpha="0.33" fontWeight="bold" horizontalCenter="0" verticalCenter="-221"/>
		<mx:Button x="120.5" y="106" label="IS Overview" fontSize="18"
			click="getURL(new getURL('Arch.pptx'))"
			 borderColor="#B7B7BC" fillAlphas="[1.0, 1.0]" fillColors="[#A0B0EB, #3135E0]" color="#FAFAFA" width="175.5"/>
		<mx:Button x="31" y="146" label="A Day in Salior's Live" fontSize="18" width="330" color="#FFFFFF" fillAlphas="[1.0, 1.0]" fillColors="[#201E8D, #7673FA, #2F2BE7, #2F2BE7]"/>
		<mx:Button x="113" y="195" label="Aviation" fontSize="20" width="183"/>
		<mx:Button x="113" y="238" label="Marine" fontSize="20" width="183"/>
		<mx:Button x="113" y="281" label="MSSD" fontSize="20" width="183"/>
		<mx:Button x="113" y="324" label="RHED" fontSize="20" width="183"/>
		<mx:Button x="113" y="367" label="TD" fontSize="20" width="183"/>
		<mx:Button x="113" y="420" label="PDD" fontSize="20" width="183"/>
		<mx:Button x="31" y="474" label="Admin R&amp;R Program" fontSize="20" width="330" height="41" color="#F4FBFC" fillAlphas="[1.0, 1.0]" fillColors="[#261F85, #261F85]"/>
	</mx:Panel>
	<mx:Image width="729" height="519" source="../images/Picture1.jpg" horizontalCenter="189" verticalCenter="3"/>
	
</mx:Application>

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by:lexxwern
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Try this:

<mx:Button label="click me" click="{navigateToURL( new URLRequest("http://.../presentation.ppt") )}"/>
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by:mansouka
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Thank you for the help, but it did not work, I also created a folder on the project folder and copied all of my presentaion but it did not work, please help, I need it urgently, I will increase the point to 500.
by the way I am using .pptx instead of .ppt for office 2007.

Regards
Khalid Almansour
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by:lexxwern
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Please post your code and I'll debug it.
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by:mansouka
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The folowing is the codes that I am using:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml" layout="absolute" width="1375.6" height="1007.1">
      <mx:Panel width="352" height="684" layout="absolute" x="22" y="36" backgroundColor="#88989E">
            <mx:Label text="Agenda" fontSize="30" color="#110DC1" fontFamily="Arial" alpha="0.33" fontWeight="bold" fontStyle="normal" horizontalCenter="-5" y="3"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="217" label="Aviation" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest(&quot;Av.pptx&quot;))"/>
            <mx:Label x="10" y="172" text="Departments' Shows:" fontSize="20" fontWeight="normal" width="322" height="37"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="274" label="Marine" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest(&quot;marine.pptx&quot;))"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="331" label="Mechanical Shops" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest(&quot;mssd.pptx&quot;))"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="388" label="Roads &amp; Heavy Equip." fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest(&quot;p.pptx&quot;))"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="445" label="Transportation" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest(&quot;p.pptx&quot;))"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="502" label="Power Distribution" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest(&quot;pdd.pptx&quot;))"/>
            <mx:Button x="106" y="83" label="IS Overview" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest(&quot;IS.pps&quot;))" fontFamily="Georgia" fontSize="15" fontWeight="bold"/>
            <mx:Button x="69" y="119" label="A Day in a Sailor's Life" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest(&quot;isvideo.avi&quot;))" fontFamily="Georgia" fontSize="15" fontWeight="bold"/>
            <mx:Button x="79" y="588" label="Recognition Program" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest(&quot;p.pptx&quot;))" fontFamily="Georgia" fontSize="15" fontWeight="bold"/>
      </mx:Panel>
      <mx:Image x="382" y="69" source="../images/Picture1.JPG" width="873" height="652"/>
      
</mx:Application>
I can not load any powepoint presenation from my local network, nothing happend when I click the button.

Regards
Khalid ALmansour
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Please try this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml" layout="absolute" width="1375.6" height="1007.1">
      <mx:Panel width="352" height="684" layout="absolute" x="22" y="36" backgroundColor="#88989E">
            <mx:Label text="Agenda" fontSize="30" color="#110DC1" fontFamily="Arial" alpha="0.33" fontWeight="bold" fontStyle="normal" horizontalCenter="-5" y="3"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="217" label="Aviation" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" 
			color="#110DC1" click="{navigateToURL(new URLRequest("Av.pptx"))}"/>
            <mx:Label x="10" y="172" text="Departments' Shows:" fontSize="20" fontWeight="normal" width="322" height="37"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="274" label="Marine" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest("marine.pptx"))"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="331" label="Mechanical Shops" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest("mssd.pptx"))"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="388" label="Roads &amp; Heavy Equip." fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest("p.pptx"))"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="445" label="Transportation" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest("p.pptx"))"/>
            <mx:Button x="51.5" y="502" label="Power Distribution" fontSize="15" width="239" height="49" fontWeight="bold" fontFamily="Verdana" color="#110DC1" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest("pdd.pptx"))"/>
            <mx:Button x="106" y="83" label="IS Overview" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest("IS.pps"))" fontFamily="Georgia" fontSize="15" fontWeight="bold"/>
            <mx:Button x="69" y="119" label="A Day in a Sailor's Life" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest("isvideo.avi"))" fontFamily="Georgia" fontSize="15" fontWeight="bold"/>
            <mx:Button x="79" y="588" label="Recognition Program" click="navigateToURL(new URLRequest("p.pptx"))" fontFamily="Georgia" fontSize="15" fontWeight="bold"/>
      </mx:Panel>
      <mx:Image x="382" y="69" source="../images/Picture1.JPG" width="873" height="652"/>
      
</mx:Application>

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by:mansouka
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Thank you
It works
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Thanks much
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