Tech Tip: Linking to Entries in Web Access

With the release of the latest version of Laserfiche Web Access 9.0.1, the users can now right-click a specific entry and select Copy Link to have the URL automatically saved on to the clipboard. In earlier versions, users had to navigate to an entry, copy and paste the URL in the address bar and then needed to send the link to another user. In the current version, there is an option of selecting multiple entries and then their URL links can be saved and copied to the clipboard at once thereby saving time in navigating to and copying all the URL’s for these entries one by one.
For instance, Chris is required to send to his colleague named Blair, direct links to a handful of invoices to be processed. Chris by using this version can navigate to the folder containing the invoices and then select one or more invoices for which he is intending to collect URL’s for and then right click and select Copy Link. The links will then be automatically get copied to his (Chris) clipboard and he can then paste these links into an instant message to be sent to Blair. In case, Chris wants to send a link to a specific page of one of the invoices, then he has an additional facility of right clicking on the thumbnail of that page to copy its link and then send it to Blair.

The current version is very useful for electronic documents. In the earlier versions, users are required to search for the electronic document’s entry ID number and manually construct the URL using the ID. With the present version, users can right click on an electronic document and then automatically copy its links, thereby removing the extra steps needed for customizing the URL.

Note: In case, the users are using Internet Explorer for their web access, then the link would be automatically copied to the clipboard. Whereas, for other browsers such as (Firefox, Chrome etc) the Copy Link dialog box will appear. The user is then required to select the link and copy it either by right clicking and selecting copy command or by pressing CTRL+C. More information can be had by seeing the Web Access help files.