Congregation Hyperlinks

Right-click the hyperlinks on the Congregations maintenance page and select Edit to display this dialogue.  It allows you to change the hyperlink associated with the currently selected congregation or speaker.  Set the type of hyperlink from those available and then alter the URL accordingly.  Make sure you click OK to save your hyperlink setting to the database!

How can a hyperlink be useful?  Here are some suggestions:

  1. Keep a set of directions to a Kingdom Hall (eg. www.streetmap.co.uk or www.multimap.com).

  2. Keep the coordinator or speakers email address (eg: mailto:email@address.com).  This is a quick way of initiating an email.

  3. You might have a file your computer with directions and details, in which case you could use a file://path_to_file.doc link.

The only thing to remember is that the hyperlink is limited to 255 characters.  This is a limitation of  Microsoft Access.  If you find this to be a problem then you might like to consider using http://tinyurl.com/.  This is a handy way of making a very long hyperlink into a very short hyperlink.  Then you could keep the shorter hyperlink within the database.  Let me know if you need any other "url type" added into the dropdown list.

The Browse button is only enabled when file://  is selected. Then you can simply navigate to the file you want to link to. However the same limits apply as previously stated regarding the number of characters.