Michael B?hme wrote:
> Hallo,
> I have a Problem which has hopefully an easy solution. I try to make 
> Hyperlinks to open an other PDF on my harddisk. 
> I write: 
> message openfile "W:\Schadstoffliteratur\Dioxine\Attempt to establish 
> benchmarks for Dioxins.pdf"
> Than Framemaker convert this  to: 
> message openfile "W:\Schadstoffliteratur?ioxine\Attempt to establish 
> benchmarks for Dioxins.pdf"
> Looking in the MIF I see the following:
> <MText `message openfile "W:\\Schadstoffliteratur???ioxine\\Attempt to 
> establish benchmarks for Dioxins.pdf"'>
> The resulting Link does not work, of course. When I repair the link in the 
> MIF manually, open it in FM, print to PDF, it works fine: 
> <MText `message openfile "W:\\ElbeSchadstoffliteratur\\Dioxine\\Attempt to 
> establish benchmarks for Dioxins.pdf"'>
> But I may not touch the Link in Framemaker again. I want to make hundreds of 
> similar Links, so I am looking for a solution. 
> How to prevent Framemaker changing the Link?
> Michael
> FM 8.0p277

Your question was answered two days ago by Rick Quatro (atta boy, Rick!):

Hi Richard,

Use forward slashes instead of backslashes in the Hypertext markers.

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc

 > Win XP SP2, P4 Extreme Ed. 3.46GHz + 3.47GHz 2GB, FM 8.0p277
 > Thanks to Rick Quattro, I am now aware of the backslash issue in dialog
 > boxes and have a workaround within scripts. However, I need to create an
 > hypertext command and do not know how to work around this issue. The
 > hypertext command ?openlink
 > D:\Docs\Products\CARDIO\DAR-9400f\M517-E063L-E099D_DAR-9400f Ops
 > Manuals_v3.0\D90+94_02-Overview.fm:2 998348? becomes ?openlink
 > D:?ocs\Products\CARDIO?AR-9400f\sm517-E063L-E099D_DAR-9400f Ops
 > Manuals_v3.0?90+94_02-Overview.fm:2 998348? where ?\D? becomes ??? 
and  ?\M?
 > becomes ?\sm?. If I use the ?openObjectId? command, the backslashes 
are not
 > replaced but the link does not work.
 > Does anyone knows a good  work around for this issue?
 > Thanks,
 > Richard Pesant

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Phoenix Geophysics Limited
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