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MS Access 2010 How can I open a Word document from within Access?

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I'd like to be able to hyperlink to a Word document by clicking a button on an Access 2010 form.   I can't seem to find a macro to do this, and I'm not familiar enough with VBA (yet) to do it. (I just starting to learn VBA.)  

I know I can create a hyperlink from a field within a table, but I'd like to hyperlink to the document directly from the form.

Can you help me with this?   Thanks.  WallyTee
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Test this sample:
DBHyperlink.accdb
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In the click event of a button, use:

application.followhyperlink "C:\foldername\filename.doc"
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See:    Hyperlinks: warnings, special characters, errors

I prefer to use the ShellExec API to avoid the issue with Hyperlinks.  Here is an example I created: Document Links
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Thanks to all.  I'll give your suggestions a shot and see how far I can get.   WallyTee
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<I'd like to be able to hyperlink to a Word document by clicking a button on an Access 2010 form.   I can't seem to find a macro to do this, and I'm not familiar enough with VBA (yet) to do it. (I just starting to learn VBA.)  >
A Macro cannot "create" a hyperlink, nor can it be easily made to Follow one.
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Thanks again to all.   You can close this one out.   WallyTee
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