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Re: Re: hyperlink to pdf files

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  • Subject: [mg45649] Re: [mg45565] Re: hyperlink to pdf files
  • From: Roland Franzius <roland.franzius at uos.de>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 19:58:14 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Hannover
  • References: <bu0dkd$amu$1@smc.vnet.net> <200401140626.BAA19705@smc.vnet.net> <738C1FC2-481D-11D8-ACEF-000A9582419E@mac.com>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On the question how to create platform independent and environment 
dependent hyperlinks.

Since I have no Linux System runnig Mathematica these hours perhaps this will 
take you a step further:

Cell[TextData[ButtonBox["Relativistische Quantenmechanik",
  ButtonEvaluator->Automatic,
  ButtonData:>{
    URL[
      
StringJoin["file:///",ToFileName[{Environment["userprofile"],"Desktop","RelQm01.pdf"}]]], 
None},
  Active->True,
  ButtonStyle->"Hyperlink"]], "Input"]

ToFileName[]  without a wrapping List is considered  to be an error by 
the Show  Expression translator button. I have added
ToFileName[{ path,...,file }] and a third / in "file:///"


-- 

Roland Franzius





Christopher Purcell wrote:

> Thanks for the reply. You got a lot further than I did, but your 
> final  example is still not platform independent, the
> \\ won't work on Unix. The ToFileName function is the one that  
> translates file names but when it is inserted the URL[ ] fails. Its  
> probably finger trouble on my end.
>
> Christopher Purcell
> Sensors & Actuators Group
> DRDC-Atlantic, 9 Grove St., PO Box 1012,
> Dartmouth NS B2Y 3Z7 Canada
> Tel 902-426-3100 x389
> Fax 902-426-9654
> On Jan 14, 2004, at 2:26 AM, Roland Franzius wrote:
>
>> Hi Christopher
>>
>> These cells after converting them from Show Expression menu all worked
>> for me on windows 2000 Mathematica 4.01
>>
>> Original pasted by right button context menu URL browser
>>
>> Cell[TextData[ButtonBox["Relativistische Quantenmechanik",
>> ButtonData->{URL["file://C: 
>> \\apollo\\TeX\\RelQm\\Paper\\RelQm01.pdf"],None},
>>        ButtonStyle->"Hyperlink"]],"Input"]
>>
>> Next change Options: ButtonEvaluator->Automatic and Active->True to
>> engage kernel evaluation. We put the file on desktop to test  
>> environment
>> evalaution.
>>
>> Direct reference working
>>
>> Cell[TextData[ButtonBox["Relativistische Quantenmechanik",
>> ButtonData->{URL[StringJoin["file://D:\\Dokumente und
>> Einstellungen\\Administrator\\Desktop\\","RelQm01.pdf"]], None},
>>    ButtonStyle->"Hyperlink",Active->True,ButtonEvaluator->Automatic]],
>> "Input"]
>>
>>
>> Invoke a StringJoin to prepare the URL
>>
>> Cell[TextData[ButtonBox["Relativistische Quantenmechanik",
>>    ButtonEvaluator->Automatic,
>>    ButtonData:>{
>>      URL[
>>        StringJoin[ "file://","D:\\Dokumente und
>> Einstellungen\\Administrator\\Desktop\\", "RelQm01.pdf"]], None},
>>    Active->True,
>>    ButtonStyle->"Hyperlink"]], "Input"]
>>
>> At last we invoke Environment[ ] to get the real time language
>> independent path
>>
>>
>> Cell[TextData[ButtonBox["Relativistische Quantenmechanik",
>>    ButtonEvaluator->Automatic,
>>    ButtonData:>{
>>      URL[
>>        StringJoin[ "file://", Environment["userprofile"],"\\Desktop",
>> "\\RelQm01.pdf"]], None},
>>    Active->True,
>>    ButtonStyle->"Hyperlink"]], "Input"]
>>
>> Hope it helps
>>
>> Roland
>>
>> -- 
>>
>> Roland Franzius
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Christopher Purcell wrote:
>>
>>> I would like to insert hyperlinks to pdf files in notebooks in a
>>> platform independent way.
>>>
>>> I can create a cell that looks like this:
>>>
>>> Cell[TextData[ButtonBox["Examples Manual",
>>>    ButtonData:>{
>>>      URL[
>>> "file:///Library/Mathematica/Applications/MyPackage/Documentation/
>>> English/References/examples.pdf"], None},
>>>    ButtonStyle->"Hyperlink"]], "Input"]
>>>
>>> that works great on MacOSX to hyperlink to the file examples.pdf.  
>>> I  am
>>> sure I can do something similar on Windows, provided I use Windows
>>> style paths.
>>>
>>> But to have this work in a platform-independent way,
>>> I would like to make the argument of URL[ ]  to be something like:
>>>
>>> "file:/
>>> /"<>ToFileName[{$AddOnsDirectory,"MyPackage","Documentation","English" 
>>> ,"
>>> References"},"examples.pdf"]
>>>
>>> But this doesn't work. Putting Evaluate around it does not help. 
>>> URL  or
>>> ButtonData reject everything except the explicit text string. Any  
>>> other
>>> ideas?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Christopher Purcell
>>> Sensors & Actuators Group
>>> DRDC-Atlantic, 9 Grove St., PO Box 1012,
>>> Dartmouth NS B2Y 3Z7 Canada
>>> Tel 902-426-3100 x389
>>> Fax 902-426-9654
>>>
>>
>
>


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