Contact Wolf Pro includes a
powerful option to Link documents to your contact records.
Linked Documents are simply document files from other
applications. You can link almost any type of document
file including Image files (.bmp, gif, tiff, jpg, etc),
Text based files like Microsoft Word (.wpd, .doc), Notepad
(.txt), application specific file formats like PowerPoint,
Access, Excel, SQL, HTML, XML and many other formats.
Linked documents are not stored in the Contact
Wolf database to save resources and limit the size of the
database for speed. Only a "link" (path) to the linked
document is stored. Double clicking on the linked document
in Contact Wolf will then automatically open the
appropriate application so you can view/edit the document
for the linked path stored in Contact Wolf.
NOTE: To be able to view/edit the linked
document on your computer you need to have the appropriate
application installed that can edit the document file and
have the correct file association set on your computer so
that Contact Wolf knows what application to open to load
the linked document file.
recommend using the "Copy file to linked document
folder and link there" option in the Document Linker
settings so that when you view/edit the linked document
file you are only editing a copy of the file stored in
your Linked Documents folder. This leaves the original
file in its original state and also makes it easier if you
transfer Contact Wolf to a different computer in the
future since you will simply need to transfer the Linked
Documents folder to maintain the link integrity for all
your contact records.
TIP: You can
change the Linked Document folder path to any location by
Preferences -> Document Linking -> Set Linked Document
The Linked Document option allows you to easily link
and associate multiple types of documents to any contact
The Linked Document option is only available in the PRO
version of Contact Wolf.