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HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

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  • HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

    Greetings, All - first let me say that having used versions 2 & 3, version 4 is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! I am thrilled with what you have done with it.

    This is such a dumb question, but I just can't figure it out. All I want to do is link a hotspot to a website. In version 3 you just did a "go to www.xxxxxxx". For the life of me, I don't know how to do the same in the new version. I've gone through HELP, but I'm not getting it! 8<

    Thanks in advance for any help, and kudos for a great upgrade!

  • #2
    Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

    This needs to go in an FAQ!

    File.Open (open, "http://www.yoururl.com")
    Eric Darling
    eThree Media
    http://www.ethreemedia.com

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    • #3
      Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

      Thanks.

      But what goes in the "File to open (path and file name)" field?

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      • #4
        Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

        The URL goes in the File to Open line.

        It's not very intuitive.
        Likewise to EMail, use
        mailto:[email protected]

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        • #5
          Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

          Thanks - it works, but with it also gives the following error message dialog box: "Error opening file. File not found. http://www.url.com." FYI: it does this when I run it in preview mode or after a build.

          AARGH! What am I missing???

          Thanks for the help.

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          • #6
            Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

            Give us the EXACT syntax you used - sounds like a syntax error to me.
            Eric Darling
            eThree Media
            http://www.ethreemedia.com

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            • #7
              Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

              OK - first, I created a hotspot over some text.
              SETTINGS: both checked.
              ATTRIBUTES: gave it a name, cursor is hand.
              SOUNDS: using both mouse over and mouse click.
              ACTIONS: On Mouse Click - File to open: http://www.cdrdup.com
              VERB: Open

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              • #8
                Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

                Hmmmm.... works for me. Should be good. Your hotspot wouldn't be overlapping any other hotspots or links, would it?
                Eric Darling
                eThree Media
                http://www.ethreemedia.com

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                • #9
                  Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

                  I deleted the hotspot, created a new one, made sure it wasn't near others. Same problem. FYI: I have a bunch of hotspots over a JPG graphic; the other hotspots perform a page/jump. No problems there.

                  Oh well; appreciate your help, Eric.

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                  • #11
                    Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

                    Here's a video tutorial which will show you exactly what you need:

                    http://www.indigorose.com/ubbthreads...o=0&amp;fpart=

                    Corey Milner
                    Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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                    • #12
                      Re: HOW TO LINK TO A WEB SITE IN VER 4?

                      WOW! I really appreciate you going to all that trouble, Corey. Tremendous job; that's why I have been with you folks since version 2.

                      Darryl Hnatiuk emailed me, asking a series of very good questions, including what operating system am I using, and can I replicate the problem on another machine? First, I am designing using Win 2000. I decided to copy over the distribution folder to another machine running Win 98, and when I ran the autorun file, it performed perfectly!!! Opened up the browser to the correct URL immediately, and with NO ERROR MESSAGE!!! I guess there's some minor conflict with W2K.

                      Anyway, thanks again to the entire team and everyone else who provided me with their input.

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