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Hyperlinking to Programs

NOTE: This topic only applies if you are using Visio 2002 or 2003. Visio 2007 security features prevents you from following hyperlinks to executable programs.

Refer to Overview of TaskMap Hyperlink Dialog for general information about the hyperlink dialog.

Program Hyperlinks Dialog

It is critical to understand how absolute and relative hyperlinks function before you create program hyperlinks. Refer to Choosing a Link Type for background information.

For Program-type links, the TaskMap Hyperlink dialog looks like this example:

To hyperlink to a program:

  1. In the center of the hyperlink dialog, click the radio button next to Program.
    • If you would like to copy an existing hyperlink from elsewhere in this TaskMap, click the Copy previously defined link button and skip to step 4, otherwise continue.
  2. Click the browse button to the right of the Location box to navigate to and select the target program.

  3. Note that only files with the .exe extension will be available for browsing.
  4. You may also type or paste the program path name into the Location box.
  5. Select Relative or Absolute Path to TaskMap (refer to Choosing a Link Type).
  6. The Description field defaults to the name of the program file. You may change the description to a different value if you prefer.
  7. Click Apply or Apply and Close.

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