VisiLaunch Help

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Creating an Application or Document Link

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1. Put the VisiLaunch Tool in Program mode by selecting the "Prog" button.

2. Drag out a rectangle on the main picture (or click on an area where a link already exists to highlight the area).

3. Choose the Launch Link Type in the VisiLaunch Tool window:

4. Click the "Set" button.

5. Choose the application or document you wish to link using the Open File dialog box, e.g.:

Once you have chosen the application or document, click "Open". This will present you with some additional options:

For applications and most documents, you will want to have the link launch the application and/or open the selected document in the assigned application. For QuickTime movies (and mpeg files, etc.) you have the option of opening the document in the Visilaunch integrated QuickTime Player. For a movie, the integrated QuickTime player screen will be the size of the link rectangle (the rectangle you dragged out on your image). For a mpeg file, the player will be as wide as the link rectangle. This option gives you the capability to play movies as if they were part of your layer image.

After making your choices, and entering the name as you would like it to appear in the popup menu, click the "OK" button. That's it. The link is set.

You can readily set multiple links for the same link rectangle. Just click the "Set" button again, and once again select the new item from the Open File dialog box. When you run your workspace, all the links will be presented in a simple popup menu when you click your mouse in the link area.

You can mix different link types in the same link rectangle (hence you can have applications, documents, and folders, web pages, etc. linked over the same picture area, if you wish).

Hint: If you later want to add a link to some pre-existing link rectangle, just click the mouse over the desired picture area while the VisiLaunch Tool is in Program mode. The link rectangle will automatically highlight and you can then proceed to add the link.

Hint: You do NOT always have to return the VisiLaunch Tool to Program mode in order to add a new link to a pre-existing link area. While the VisiLaunch Tool is in Program mode, move the mouse over a pre-existing link area in the picture, and click the mouse down. You should see a popup menu appear with one or more items. Now hold down the "Control" key on your keyboard and select one of the items in the popup menu. Depending on the type of link you selected from the Popup menu, you will be presented with the appropriate dialog box(es). Complete the dialog box(es) and your new link will be set.