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Access hyperlinks not showing correctly on webpage

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by gapkid, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. gapkid

    gapkid
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    I'm creating a database in Access that I want to link to a webpage using
    Frontpage. The database contains scholarship information, so I want to
    display the scholarship name on the webpage, but have it link to the PDF file
    that has a description of the scholarship.

    I've figured out how to get a hyperlink into an Access database field, but I
    am having problems with the results that are coming up on the webpage. I'm
    following the instructions that say to put the TITLE that you want the viewer
    to see, then a "#" sign, and then the FILENAME. What is coming up, though,
    on the webpage is the entire string.

    For example, I type into the database: John Smith
    Scholarship#smithscholarship.pdf.

    I want "John Smith Scholarship" to show on the webpage as a hyperlink and
    then link to the smithscholarship.pdf that is in the same folder. What shows
    on the webpage is "John Smith Scholarship#smithscholarship.pdf" as a
    hyperlink. How do I get rid of the file name?

    The second problem I'm having is linking to the PDF that is in the same
    folder as the database and webpage. I've tried using "John Smith
    Scholarship#smithscholarship.pdf" and "John Smith
    Scholarship#\smithscholarship.pdf" and "John Smith
    Scholarship#/smithscholarship.pdf." The only thing that works and links to
    the file is if I use the entire web address: ""John Smith
    Scholarship#http://myschool.com/smithscholarship.pdf" But there again, it
    shows the entire string on the webpage instead of just what I'm telling it to
    show for text, which is "John Smith Scholarship."

    I hope that all makes sense. Please tell me why it's not working. I've
    followed all the instructions in Access and Frontpage Help, I thought...
     
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  3. Sheila D

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    I suspect you might get more help if you post this in a FrontPage discussion
    group

    "gapkid" wrote:

    > I'm creating a database in Access that I want to link to a webpage using
    > Frontpage. The database contains scholarship information, so I want to
    > display the scholarship name on the webpage, but have it link to the PDF file
    > that has a description of the scholarship.
    >
    > I've figured out how to get a hyperlink into an Access database field, but I
    > am having problems with the results that are coming up on the webpage. I'm
    > following the instructions that say to put the TITLE that you want the viewer
    > to see, then a "#" sign, and then the FILENAME. What is coming up, though,
    > on the webpage is the entire string.
    >
    > For example, I type into the database: John Smith
    > Scholarship#smithscholarship.pdf.
    >
    > I want "John Smith Scholarship" to show on the webpage as a hyperlink and
    > then link to the smithscholarship.pdf that is in the same folder. What shows
    > on the webpage is "John Smith Scholarship#smithscholarship.pdf" as a
    > hyperlink. How do I get rid of the file name?
    >
    > The second problem I'm having is linking to the PDF that is in the same
    > folder as the database and webpage. I've tried using "John Smith
    > Scholarship#smithscholarship.pdf" and "John Smith
    > Scholarship#\smithscholarship.pdf" and "John Smith
    > Scholarship#/smithscholarship.pdf." The only thing that works and links to
    > the file is if I use the entire web address: ""John Smith
    > Scholarship#http://myschool.com/smithscholarship.pdf" But there again, it
    > shows the entire string on the webpage instead of just what I'm telling it to
    > show for text, which is "John Smith Scholarship."
    >
    > I hope that all makes sense. Please tell me why it's not working. I've
    > followed all the instructions in Access and Frontpage Help, I thought...
     

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