Hyperlink to local file

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JanMortenson
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Hyperlink to local file

Post by JanMortenson » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:36 pm

Hello
For several years I have used microsft Word97 on a win98se laptop (recently Word2000 + winXP) creating documets (.doc) with song lyrics. These documents have a relative hyperlink in the upper left corner pointing to a specified music file in a local folder where lyrics and corresponding music files are stored.
Clicking on the link opens a midi file (or mp3) player without closing Word. Thus the laptop works simultaneously as a lyrics viewer and a music player. This setup has served me very well in my profession as a solo musician.

I am now in the process of moving all my files to android tablets and I wonder if Textmaker mobile (or HD) is capable of doing what I have described.
I have tested my files in Textmaker Mobile. The result is that clicking on the link opens the web browser trying to find the file on the web, blocking Textmaker and nothing more happens. I have also tested Mobisystems Officesuite and Thinkfree Office, they both respond in the same way.

The reason I want to try to continue using Textmaker (in some of its forms) is its compatibility with scandinavian characters (åäö). It also seems to be very similar to Word.

Regards
Jan

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Re: Hyperlink to local file

Post by sven-l » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:53 am

I don't think that this will work properly in Android. A tap on a link usually opens the web browser. There is no registry in Android where specific settings can be stored which program should be opened when you click on a link to a sound or movie file.
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Re: Hyperlink to local file

Post by JanMortenson » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 pm

Hello again. Many thanks for your answer. I'll try to find another solution.
/Jan

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