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  1. #1

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    Mar 03, 2010
    Application-document link

    I was wondering if anybody new of a way to link a document with an application?

    What I mean is, every time I open a certain application, I have to open a document at the same time. i wondered if there was a way I could get the document to automatically open when I open the application.

    Thanks a lot,

  2. #2
    Why aren't you just double-clicking on the document, which opens the corresponding app AND the document? Is that not what you want?

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    Member Since
    Mar 03, 2010
    Sorry, I realise my post didn't make it that clear. What I mean is, I use a certain application a few times during a day, and every time I use the application (an accounts based piece of software), I also have to have open a spreadsheet with some numbers in and a word document. Therefore I have to open the application, then open the document in Excel, then open the word document. I wondered if there was a way I could open the application and have the computer automatically open the spreadsheet and word document at the same time, instead of having to open them manually. I know it's lazy, but I do it three or four times a day and am always searching for little shortcuts lol.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Jul 30, 2009
    So you want this "accounts based" application to open two other applications for you. Not gonna happen with basic commands. Maybe there's a way to do this with AppleScript or Automator. I can't tell you how, but you should look into those methods.

    If you want someone else to offer specifics, you should (always!) provide your OS version.

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    It should be possible to construct an Applescript or Automator action that, when double clicked, would:
    a. Open the accounts app, then
    b. Open a specific spreadsheet document in its default app (Excel), then
    c. Open a specific Word document in Word

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