Linking to Files on your Computer
Scapple has the capability of adding hyperlinks to ranges of
text within notes, and through that ability the files on your
computer are as open to you as targets, as locations on the Web.
Links to the Web use the "http" protocol, and this is why they all
start with the prefix
http://. Another protocol exists
which lets you address files on your computer, using a full path to
that file. To create a link to a file, follow these
- Create a note and type in the title of the link as normal
- Select the text that will become the hyperlink, and use the
Ctrl+Shift+LWindows) menu command.
- Mac only: In the text field where the URL will
be added, type in the file protocol:
file://with no spaces after it.
- Drag and drop the file or folder you wish to link to into the
text box. The full path will be printed in as part of the
- Click the
Now you can click the link to load the item in its native program.