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hru

Hello,

I have a pdf file with links in it.
The links use the protocol textedit://.
The protocol is registered in the windows registry.

When I click on such a link in an Email (Outlook) then it works correct, that means using the registered information a python file is executed and gets the url as parameter.

But when I click on the link when viewing a pdf file in Sumatra nothing happens.
The mouse pointer changes to a hand and in the context menu I have the option “copy the url of the link”. But when clicking on the link the python file is not called.

What can I do that the links work correct in Sumatra?

Here is an example of a link:
textedit://c:/TEMP/Filename.ly:21:16:17

(It is a Lilypond file)

Best regards

Hartmut

SumatraPeter

Not sure if it’ll work, but you can try adding the textedit protocol to the LinkProtocols list in sumatrapdfrestrict.ini.

hru

Hello,

in my environment there was no file sumatrapdfrestrict.ini.
I created one and added the textedit protocol to the parameter LinkProtocols.
And now it works!

Best regards

Hartmut

dparv

For some reason I can’t get this working. I am trying to link to a network drive to access some supporting documents.

; What protocols for links inside documents should be passed
; on to the operating system (e.g. for opening a browser).