Linking to Content Within Files
Often you may want to link not just to a file, but to specific contents within a file or a folder containing multiple files. For example, you may want to create a link to a specific saved view within a design model in a DGN file, not just to the DGN file itself. Explorer allows you to create links to the specific contents of certain file types.
If you create a link directly to the contents of a file, in the Links tab of the Explorer dialog you will see the name of the contents to which you are linking. However, if a link with the same name already exists, then the new link will contain the file name, followed by name of the contents. For example, if a link to the sheet model named "index" of Architectural.dgn file already exists in the link set and you try insert a link to "index" sheet model of some other file, say Structural.dgn, then the link name of this link will be Structural.dgn, index.
When you create a link directly to the contents of a file, the content's name appears in black, indicating that you can move the link or delete it.
The following table lists the file types whose contents you can link to, as well as the specific contents you can link to within those files.
|Supported File Types||File Content You Can Link To|
|DGN, DWG, DXF||Design, Drawing, and Sheet Models|
|Key-in (supported by DGN file type only)|
|Microsoft Word Document (DOC, DOCX)||Microsoft Heading Styles User-defined Heading Styles|
|Microsoft Excel Workbook (XLS, XLSX)||Individual Excel Worksheets (also called Spreadsheets)|
|Adobe PDF||Bookmarks (the "go to a page view" type)|
|Folder||Files in the folder|
|Print Organizer Print Set (PSET)||Print definitions|