[OS X TeX] hyperlink to files in samefolder as pdf

Gert van Oss gertmt at mac.com
Thu Jan 19 18:35:53 EST 2006

appreciate your feedback.
Guess I'm almost there but with the solution you offer I get one  
forward-slash to many and the word localhost. What am I doing wrong?

If I put the Excel file in the same folder as the LaTeX file (as with  
the folder in between it didn't work) and I put the code as follows:

\href{run:file.xls}{open please...}

I see appearing in the yellow box if I hover the mouse over the link:

Guess with one slash less and without 'localhost' it should work but  
how do I get there? If I look in the yellow box that appears when I  
hover the mouse over the link with the full path mentioned I see:
This one definitely works.
Still puzzled and any hints appreciated.

On 19 Jan 2006, at 11:08, Luis Sequeira wrote:

> When I want to put a link to a file in LaTeX, I use \href with an  
> url that starts with run:, as in
> \href{run:./excels/file.xls}{open the excel file}
> You can put the pdf and the excel files in a folder, zip it in the  
> finder and send the zip file to whomever you want; and they'll get  
> everything in place just by double-clicking the zip archive and  
> running the pdf within. Works like a charm.
> (By the way, this also a possible alternative for a movie  
> inclusion, if it gives too much trouble; just put a link to the  
> movie instead of embedding it)
> Luis Sequeira

>> I can't seem to set up a 'local-hyperlink'. Does anyone know if  
>> this is possible at all?
>> Something like:
>> \href{/Users/gertmt/Documents/Opleidingen/Voorstel/Rapport/ 
>> VersieTextMate12/excels/test.xls}{This works}
>> works but
>> \href{excels/test.xls}{this doesn't work....}
>> is not successful.
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