Hi Ron, I think maybe we'd need a bit more info. But the short answer is yes, you can do this.
Now, for the basic how: 1. Format the text for the link using an appropriate character format. (We use a "Hypertext" character format that displays the link text as underlined blue.) 2. Place the cursor anywhere inside the formatted text. 3. In Frame, open the Hypertext dialog box (Special menu > Hypertext). 4. From the Command drop-down list, select the Go to URL option. 5. After the prepopulated text (message URL) insert your link code, using the following syntax: mailto:someone at somewhere.com where someone at somewhere.com is the email address where you want to receive the emails. If you want to have the Subject line automatically populated as well, add the following: ?subject=Subject%20Text%20to%20Insert where Subject%20Text%20to%20Insert is the text you want to appear in the Subject field. Note that you should substitute %20 for spaces, to make sure they appear as spaces. Once done, click New Hypertext Marker, and voila! Frame creates the link. WWPP, by the way, can automatically convert these for online help as well. Assuming the reader, then, has an email client installed on the computer, this link will automatically call and open a new email window, using the reader's default email client. HTH, Chuck Beck -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+charles.beck=infor....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+charles.beck=infor.com at lists.frameusers.com <mailto:framers-bounces+charles.beck=infor.com at lists.frameusers.com> ] On Behalf Of Ron Miller Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 1:46 PM To: Framers List Subject: Calling an External App I have a client that wants to call the default email application from the PDF and online help (produced with WWP). Putting WWP aside for now, is there a way to set up a call to an external application, have the application open and be populated? Further, can you set it up so that it calls the default email client? Thanks, Ron _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Charles.Beck at infor.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/charles.beck%40infor .com <http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/charles.beck%40info r.com> Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ <http://www.frameusers.com/> for more resources and info.