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Anyone have an idea for inserting a linked OLE object from an existing file into a container field without a dialog box? I have a filemaker script that creates a new file in another application with a specific path and filename and I would like to insert that file as a linked OLE object into a container field. Right now I have the path and filename on the clipboard at the end of the script so the user can right-click the container field and insert the object through the dialog box by clicking 'from file', pasting the path and filename into the box and clicking the link checkbox. I would like to eliminate these steps and I need the object to be located in the path that I designate with linking for automatic updating. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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clever approach with the clibboard.

MAybe automate the 2nd step with auto-it or another macro processor.

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Quickeys makes a windows version now.

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Thanks folks! I just downloaded AutoIt and it looks as though it will work. Yous guys are da best ey! (I'm from Wisconsin, that's how everyone thinks we enunciate up here)

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