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Document.FollowHyperlink Method (Word)

Displays a cached document, if it has already been downloaded. Otherwise, this method resolves the hyperlink, downloads the target document, and displays the document in the appropriate application.

expression .FollowHyperlink(Address, SubAddress, NewWindow, AddHistory, ExtraInfo, Method, HeaderInfo)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Document object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Address

Required

String

The address of the target document.

SubAddress

Optional

Variant

The location within the target document. The default value is an empty string.

NewWindow

Optional

Variant

True to display the target location in a new window. The default value is False.

AddHistory

Optional

Variant

True to add the link to the current day's history folder.

ExtraInfo

Optional

Variant

A string or a byte array that specifies additional information for HTTP to use to resolve the hyperlink. For example, you can use ExtraInfo to specify the coordinates of an image map, the contents of a form, or a FAT file name. The string is either posted or appended, depending on the value of Method. Use the ExtraInfoRequired property to determine whether extra information is required.

Method

Optional

Variant

Specifies the way additional information for HTTP is handled. Can be any MsoExtraInfoMethod constant.

HeaderInfo

Optional

Variant

A string that specifies header information for the HTTP request. The default value is an empty string.You can combine several header lines into a single string by using the following syntax: "string1" & vbCr & "string2". The specified string is automatically converted into ANSI characters. Note that the HeaderInfo argument may overwrite default HTTP header fields.

This example follows the specified URL address and displays the Microsoft home page in a new window.

ActiveDocument.FollowHyperlink _ 
 Address:="http://www.Microsoft.com", _ 
 NewWindow:=True, AddHistory:=True

This example displays the HTML document named "Default.htm."

ActiveDocument.FollowHyperlink Address:="file:C:\Pages\Default.htm"
Show:
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