Yes, I got it working with the ^!chdir. The clip I had of something
similar had a ^!chdir in it, but I put the wrong directory after the
^!chdir, so then I tried all the variations I listed. Alan, I had tried
what you suggested also, with & without quote. I did not try ^!DOS, but
I may later.
At home, I purposefully installed without a space in the path, the
default is to c:\program files\, which is what I have at work. The
^!chdir solved all my problems. I had not done what I was trying to do
for awhile, so I forgot what the solution was. I am building some
specialized clip libraries, so was trying to get it working for the
lowest common denominator. The libraries will need to work with the
least amount of tweaking, so I do not create more support work for
I do not know why the full path does not work for all exe's. It would be
nice to know why.
This is one of those situations that I solved myself. Usually, I do not
email the group, because I figure it out as I write the email. ;-)
Often, as I write an email, in trying to explain it, the light bulb goes
It is nice to share in the been there, done that, camaraderie of this
list. It's hard to believe that I'm coming up on 8 years as a NoteTab user.
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>I've used the ^!chdir gimmick or done the same thing in Perl or
>Windows scripting. Also, sometimes this seems to work. Don't know why
>(watch for wrapping in the "Set" line:
>Set %FileName%="d:\BigLong Hairy Dir with spaces\And Longer
>still\Great Work Of Textual Art.doc"
>^!Shell winword.exe file://"^%FileName%"