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Old 12-07-2013, 02:19 PM
nmCollector nmCollector is offline
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Question More Genral Approach

Upon sleeping on the problem, I have come up with a more flexible approach that I believe will serve a broader range of users than just the PDF uploaders.

In this approach, you can add a link to anything (document, image, PDF file, url, whatever) and the system will attempt to open it with the appropriate program. I will start by opening with a web browser because I think that will be the most flexible.

Later I might try to figure out how to open with the appropriate application (Word, Adobe Reader, Paint, etc.). The difficulty with selecting the appropriate application will be how to accomplish this across operating systems. A web browser is probably the most flexible across multiple operating systems.

If nothing else, this approach will capture the location of important documents so they can be opened in whatever way is appropriate. I might even add an "Open Containing Folder" button for those items with a discernible folder path.

What do you think of this approach?
Clay Pryor LLC
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