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Yes, you can. Add the files to your baggage folder. But, as in everything there is a catch. How you link to the files from the CHM can be problematic and as I understand it, it will depend on the end user's system. You can get Word documents that open in a new instance of Word, prompt to Save or Open, or open in the CHM browser window. There are a lot of ways to link to try to force one or the other but I don't see consistency between file types.
I'd start by adding the file to baggage and then putting in a direct link to the file. Test that to see if it is a behaviour you want and if not search these forums for the specific file type you are having trouble with. PDFs have always been unpredictable for me.
You're right. I only tried this with one file (a PDF file) before I made my initial post and, while I did add it to the Baggage Files and link to it from there, it wasn't working. Based on your assurance, I went back and did this for an XLS, DOC, and a different PDF file and the links worked for all of them.
There's some weirdness going on with this again. I was able to get this to work, but for no apparent reason all links have suddenly stopped working.
- This occurs for all hyperlinks to baggage files in all topics within my project (compiled CHM).
- I verified that the baggage files were placed in the correct folders
- I create the links by importing the baggage file and then dragging and dropping it into a topic.
- The issue appears to stem from something unique to my PC. The hyperlinks in the CHM files work just fine for other users here.
- I'm wondering if this is an ActiveX issue.
- I re-registered my hhctrl.ocx file, but that didn't have any effect.