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marine_adz
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Hyperlinks when populating a Microsoft Word template

I am trying to include a personalised hyperlink in a merged Word document ('Populate a Microsoft Word template' action, with data retrieved from Dataverse).

 

It's easy to include plain text and images through Word content controls, but I'm having trouble figuring out hyperlinks:

  • If I insert via a plain text control, it's not hyperlinked
  • I would ideally like the link text to be different to the full https link, for layout purposes
  • Even more ideally, I'd like to be able to hyperlink an image content control - but that may be pushing it!

Any ideas?

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Paulie78
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I don't know of a way to do it with the standard connectors. Somewhat complex, but you can do it using the technique I described in this video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHW-rAqx7qM

I am performing a different action than you want in this video, but using the same technique you can make a word document do anything you can imagine.

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Paulie78
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I don't know of a way to do it with the standard connectors. Somewhat complex, but you can do it using the technique I described in this video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHW-rAqx7qM

I am performing a different action than you want in this video, but using the same technique you can make a word document do anything you can imagine.

marine_adz
Frequent Visitor

Thanks Paulie - that's really cool (I knew about docx->zip but hadn't considered this method).

 

I guess you're using that process to avoid having to use the premium connector - we have access to that, so I was able to use the image content control, but if you'd had that I wouldn't have discovered this method!

 

It would be great if there was a simpler method, but this should do the trick if not.

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