shrug-l: Launch an MXD from a web link

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Fri Jun 16 14:39:15 EDT 2006

Based on a quick test, no it will not work with a simple hyperlink. You
would need a script that would start ArcMap and then open the mxd. Of
course I am not a programmer so there may be other options.

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-----Original Message-----
From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jay Johnson
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 2:26 PM
Subject: shrug-l: Launch an MXD from a web link

Here is a puzzle for a Friday afternoon...

I have an MXD on a network drive my coworkers share.  Is it possible to
put a hyperlink in an intranet  web page that will allow said coworkers
to launch the MXD on their desktop, assuming they have ArcMap installed?

Thanks and have a good weekend.

Jay Johnson
Leon County Public Works
Tallahassee/Leon County Interlocal GIS
(850) 606-1529
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