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Adding Links

This feature is available in all editions.

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You can create links to any asset as a way to provide additional information about the item. These links can point to web pages, documents on a shared drive, wiki pages, etc.

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How To

  1. Click on the title or ID of an asset.
  2. On the Details page, click on the Links link to jump to the Links section.

  3. Click the Add button.

  4. In the Links window, enter the required information. See Formatting Links to Documents on a Shared File Server for tips.

  5. Click Save.

Viewing a Link

  1. Click on the title or ID of an asset.
  2. On the Details page, click on the Links link to jump to the Links section. Click on the name of the link to view the information.

  • You may attach an unlimited number of links.

  • The number of links in the story displays in parentheses next to the Links link.

Formatting Links to Documents on a Shared File Server

Generally, the process is straight forward, but can be tricky when referencing documents on a shared file server. To prevent access issues, use the formats shown in the examples below:

Website: http://www.company.net/background.html

Wiki:http://projectsite/wiki/ProjectVision

Network Document: file://///fileserver/projectx/vision.doc (see notes below)
The Network Document format works correctly for both IE and Firefox (yes, there are 5 slashes after the 'file:'). Be sure that the file server is accessible to all who may need to reference the document by using this format.

For security reasons, some browsers prevent linked access to local/network files, but you can still access linked files on a network by:

  • right clicking, copying the link address, and manually pasting the URL into the browser nav bar, or
  • installing a browser-specific extension that enables directly opening file links
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