In this article we will show you how to insert URL links, attach documents and images and insert links to internal ABMS documents.


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You may need to establish a link from your ABMS documents to external sources. Or you may want to include some enclosures to the document.

A link may be to documents in e.g. "lovdata" or other external sources. It is not recommended to link to documents on internal servers.


Note: A link to any external sources may cause an error at a later stage, as the linked-up site or document may be moved or deleted. Antenor-OTG cannot control this event.


Enclosures may be forms or sheets used within a process or a procedure. Examples may be a standard contract, a checklist or a calculation form. It may be advisable to include such documents in ABMS instead of keeping it on a local server or personal computer. This to avoid having several different copies around and also to achieve higher availability.


Please note that ABMS cannot provide version control of enclosed documents. Thus, it is not advised to upload procedures as a word document, visio or similar. Using the ABMS as it is intended, ensures version control, easy updating and also easy availability.


The rest of this article will show you different ways of enclosing / attaching and linking from within any rich text editor.


In this article, "Transferring external documents to ABMS", we will give you some tips on how to "transfer" e.g. a word document into an ABMS document, not using any of the described enclosing / attaching and linking from this article.


"Insert/edit link" button


The "Insert / edit link" icon will let you either attach a file or image from your computer, the file will be stored under the "Attachment" tab and a text link is inserted in the editor. Or you can link to an URL, the URL can be anything. Examples can be the URL to a report in ABMS or a page from "www.lovdata.no".


NB! Remember that the content of an URL can always change without your knowledge.


1. Click the "Insert/edit link" button in the rich text editor and an "Insert link" window will open.

 

2a. You can either attach a file or image from you computer. The attached file is stored under the "Attachment" tab.


Click the "Folder" button and choose the file you would like to attach. Enter a "Text to display" and a "Title" that shows when you mouse over the link. The "Target" field lets you choose "None" if the attached file should open in the current web browser window or "New window" if you would like to open the attached file / image in a new browser window.


2b. Or you can insert a link to an URL.


Enter the URL, a "Text to display" and a "Title" that shows when you mouse over the link. The "Target" field lets you choose "None" if the attached file should open in the current web browser window or "New window" if you would like to open the attached file / image in a new browser window.

 

3. As you can see, both attaching a file/image and inserting a link URL, results in links to the file/image or URL.

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Insert internal document


The "Insert internal document" icon will let you insert a text link to a AMBS document.

 

1. Click the "Insert internal document" button in the rich text editor and an "Insert internal document" window will open.

 

2. Here you can insert links to a internal document by choosing the module and clicking the document. The link is inserted into the editor when you click the document. Click the "Close" button when done.


3. As you can see, there is now a text link to the internal document.

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