Launching Hyperview from a shortcut


Creating a shortcut

To create a shortcut that is usable over the network:

  1. Browse your computer, through My Network Places. My Network Places can be accessed through Windows Explorer. Once you have located your computer on the network you are going to open the DBDOC\Hyperview\Programs folder. The screen you see at this point should look similar to the screenshot below.
  2. To create the shortcut, right-click on hyperview_winsock.exe and select Create Shortcut.

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Renaming the shortcut

The shortcut that is created is called something similar to: Shortcut to hyperview_winsock.exe. To rename it to something that identifies it as DBDOC, right-click on it and choose Rename.

Verifying the shortcut

Next, verify that the shortcut was created properly. To do this right-click on the shortcut and choose Properties. The two fields we want to take a look at are Target and Start-in.

If your path name is very long (110 characters or longer), you will be unable to enter it. Use short names, which is usually the first six non-space characters of a folder name followed by "~1". You do not need to do this for every folder. Only do this for the long folder names.

For example, if your Start in directory was <"\\Computer Name\A folder with an extremely long name\Another folder with a long name\DBDOC\Hyperview\Programs\">, you could shorten it to <"\\Computer Name\Afolde~1\Anothe~1\DBDOC\Hyperview\Programs\">.

Specifying the M14 file

Once you have verified that the proper paths are in place, you need to tell it where to locate and open your M14 file from.

When the Hyperview kit was installed on your computer, a folder was created to hold M14 files. A path to that folder needs to be added after the target so Hyperview knows where to find M14 files. The easiest way to specify the M14 folder is to cut and paste the path from the Start in text box of the Shortcut Properties dialog.

  1. To copy the path in the <Start in:> text box, select it and press CTRL+C.
  2. The next step is to place the cursor after the hyperview_winsock.exe in the <Target:> text box and insert a space and two quotations.
  3. Now insert the cursor between the quotation marks and press CTRL+V. This will insert something like the following path: <”\\Loki\DBDOC\Hyperview\Programs”>
  4. The Programs folder needs to be deleted from the end of the path you just pasted.
  5. After Programs is deleted, add data\*.m14 after \Hyperview. The text <*.m14> tells Hyperview to open the most recent M14 file in this data folder.

When you are finished your shortcut should look like this:

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Distributing the shortcut

This shortcut can now be copied to the desktop of any user who needs to be able to access your latest M14 file.

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