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Document Links

Caboodle allows you to create a hyperlink to a web page, is it possible to link to a document on your hard drive or link to another Entry in Caboodle?

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Document Links

Yes, you can link to a document on your computer quite easily:

  1. Optionally type the word to use as the link label and select it.
  2. Click the Link toolbar button.
  3. Switch to the Finder.
  4. Drag the document file to the Link destination field in Caboodle (tip: you can switch applications in the middle of the drag by pressing Cmd-Tab while still holding down the mouse button).
  5. Press left-arrow to get to the beginning of the field.
  6. Type "file://" (without the quotes).
  7. Click OK; a link is created.

You can also drag a document directly to a Caboodle entry, and it'll store it in the entry and open it when you double-click on it, though it's better to just link to it, for space reasons.

As for linking to other entries in Caboodle, that isn't yet possible, though is planned for a future version. You could help with planning that by giving your thoughts on how you'd like it to work.

Re: Document Links

Good tip about linking to documents on your computer. It is a good tip to add to the User Guide.

I think linking to other Entries in Caboodle should work similar to what you have outlined for linking to a document on your hard drive.

1. Optionally type the word to use as the link label and select it.
2. Click the Link toolbar button.
3. From the Entries List drag the Entry you want to link to to the Link destination field.

Robin

Great Tips, Useful.

Great Tips, Useful.