Hyperlinks instead of clips to run programs
- One of the great things about NoteTab are links in plain .txt
documents, like [this] -- double-clicking the word "this" in those
brackets opens "this.txt".
But it can also run programs -- *without* having to use clips! For
This works because notepad.exe is in the path -- you can just as
easily run Notepad in a command prompt without prefixing its
does NOT work, nor does typing "excel.exe" at a command prompt,
because Excel is not in my %PATH%. Same with, for
However, typing "start excel" (or "start iexplore") at the command
prompt DOES work! Why? What does XP's "start" know that the
ordinary command processor doesn't? (Note that the Windows
GUI's "Start button -> Run" apparently works similarly.)
Here's my question: how can I run Excel, Winword, IE, etc. within a
hyperlink to work like the START command? I've got a working link
that reads something like (pardon the line wrapping) ...
["C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10
Whew! There's got to be a better way.
Now of course there are "workarounds" -- I could create batch files
for each and every one of these programs and put them in the path, I
could extend the %PATH%, etc., etc.
But can an *already* "START-aware" program like Excel, etc. be
invoked through a hyperlink *directly* from within NoteTab Pro
without having to resort to these "workarounds"?