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Hyperlinking to putty
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:01:16 PM »
Hi All,

I'm trying to get a hyperlink to visio working. I'm able to right-click on the shape. The Hyperlinks diagram comes up showing Address:, Sub-address:, etc. I click in browse and select "Local file..." I navigate to where putty resides (in this case, it's on my desktop. After I select it, it shows "..\Desktop\putty" I add my host name to the end of the line, so it reads like this "..\Desktop\putty.exe host". I click ok and I think I should be done. Butwhen I try to launch putty, it comes up with this dialog box:


Microsoft Visio

Hyperlink to 'C:\Users\GL255009\Desktop\putty.exe host" failed. Make sure the addresss is correct and try again.


So what am I doing wrong? Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks
« Last Edit: November 18, 2013, 12:42:46 PM by glowe »


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Re: Hyperlinking to putty
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 01:48:52 PM »
You don't hyperlink to executables (putty or any of the others).You can call a macro that executes putty within the script. The people who own web browsing at MS decided a couple of years ago that calling programs using hyperlinking was not a very secure set of operations and pulled that funcitonality. perhaps this putty example might help.

« Last Edit: November 18, 2013, 03:31:34 PM by aledlund »