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    Linker

    Now Available on the Fantasy Grounds Forge: https://forge.fantasygrounds.com/shop/items/61/view

    This extension adds a simple method of creating clickable links to URL's or Files.

    In order for the link to be triggered, it must be entered in the correct format.

    Links to URLs are in the standard format such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU6OlMAgGQg

    On Windows (I dont know Macs), links to files should be formatted like this: file:///C:\Users\John\Downloads\fief.pdf
    Start the link with file:/// and followed by the path to the file to open.

    Instructions:
    To create a link, open the linker window.


    Enter the link on the line and click the "Create Link" button.


    The clickable link will be created in the chat window and can be dragged onto story entries, or any other formatted field.
    Last edited by mattekure; July 20th, 2021 at 17:49.

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    TheVirtualDM
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    This is fantastic. I have been looking for a replacement for the DOE: OLE Extension as I am concerned it will break at some point since it is no longer supported. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this little extension together. This will work perfectly as a fast and simple way to add external links inside of stories, maps, ETC that easily access webpages and documents outside of the Fantasy Ground environment. I use this as a "lazy DM" way of reusing content from my online world builder and document library. Cheers and thanks again.

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    Glad you find it useful. It turned out to be quite a bit simpler than I originally thought

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    Oh, I just see it now

    Out of curiosity: FG already allows links, you copy&paste it into the chat and it will create a link (for drag&drop into story entries etc.). What is the difference to your extension? (except the way how one creates the link pin)

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    ah, nevermind, I see now that is not just about websites

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Kelrugem View Post
    Oh, I just see it now

    Out of curiosity: FG already allows links, you copy&paste it into the chat and it will create a link (for drag&drop into story entries etc.). What is the difference to your extension? (except the way how one creates the link pin)
    Hmm, I was originally under the impression that the FG link generation only conveted links from things with http or https. but further testing shows you can create a link with anything containing the pattern ://. So this extension may not be needed at all. file://C:/Users/John/Downloads/fief.pdf pasted into the chat works just fine for me to create a link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattekure View Post
    Hmm, I was originally under the impression that the FG link generation only conveted links from things with http or https. but further testing shows you can create a link with anything containing the pattern ://. So this extension may not be needed at all. file://C:/Users/John/Downloads/fief.pdf pasted into the chat works just fine for me to create a link.
    Exactly, but your extension certainly speeds up the process of interchanging \ with / (and one sadly has the former when using file links)

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    LOL. It actually doesnt fix the links for you, you have to format them correctly I'll leave it here, but I'm not sure its really needed. every link I've tried creating in the chat using file:// or anything else seems to work fine.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by mattekure View Post
    LOL. It actually doesnt fix the links for you, you have to format them correctly I'll leave it here, but I'm not sure its really needed. every link I've tried creating in the chat using file:// or anything else seems to work fine.
    well, I just tried, it fixed the slashes for me not sure whether you intended that (but I manually added file:// in front, but I kept the other slashes as I copied them from my Windows UI )

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