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    Shortcut into a Document (Office 2003 SP-2)

    Would someone please go to Folder Options/File Types/Shortcut into a document (the SHB extension) & tell me what they have in the "application used to perform action". When I create a shortcut, it will give me an error message unless I have the underlying program open. My application used is:

    rundll32 C:WINDOWSSystem32shscrap.dll,OpenScrap_RunDLL /r /x %1

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    Re: Shortcut into a Document (Office 2003 SP-2)

    That's exactly what I have Phil.
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    Re: Shortcut into a Document (Office 2003 SP-2)

    I have the same as you

    rundll32 C:WINDOWSSystem32shscrap.dll,OpenScrap_RunDLL /r /x %1

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    Re: Shortcut into a Document (Office 2003 SP-2)

    Windows XP Pro SP2:

    Application:
    rundll32 C:WINDOWSSystem32shscrap.dll,OpenScrap_RunDLL /r /x %1

    Use DDE = Yes

    Application:
    shscrap

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    But what is an SHB file for, anyway?

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    Re: Shortcut into a Document (Office 2003 SP-2)

    Hi Jefferson:
    *.shs & *.shb are document scraps & shortcut into a document. If you select a portion of a Word doc or Excel spreadsheet e.g. (or other Office app), & drag it to the desktop, it creates an .shs scrap. If you copy & paste onto the desktop, it creates a .shb, or shortcut into a document. When you double click on either of these, it opens right into that portion of the document (spreadsheet, etc.), with it selected. It's useful if you have a recurring need to get to a particular part of an Office file. You can also drag the scrap back into another file and it will paste the text in.

    I forget what the actual difference is between the scap & shortcut.

    In any event, I have the same thing you do, so maybe there's a registry change that I made. Both shs & shb don't show extensions by default, so they can be a security risk (e.g. Document.txt.shb shows up as Document.txt), but I've changed the behavior to show the extensions.

    P.S. All of a sudden, a new shb file is working correctly. Maybe I corrupted the first couple. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> Thanks everyone!

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    Re: Shortcut into a Document (Office 2003 SP-2)

    Hi Phil,

    >it creates a .shb, or shortcut into a document. When you double click on either of these, it opens right into that portion of the document (spreadsheet, etc.), with it selected.

    I have the same settings as you. But all I get is the document that was copied or dragged itself. Like a brand new document. This is what I thought you got. I'm not back in the document from which the scrap came from.

    I'm using Win XP SP2.

    edited: and Office 2003 SP0.

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    Re: Shortcut into a Document (Office 2003 SP-2)

    Hi Fred:
    With .shb (shortcut into a document), it should not open a brand new document (scrap). It opens the file with the appropriate application. The filename should be the same as your original file. With .shs, it is a document scrap & opens a scrap. However, when I open a .shs, e.g. a portion of an Excel worksheet, it opens with a different filename, BUT it opens the entire workbook. I'm not sure if some of the registry settings are incorrect, however, as I don't recall that happening in Win 98.

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    Re: Shortcut into a Document (Office 2003 SP-2)

    Hi Phil,

    I reread your post to which I previously replied. My behavior is a little "richer" than what you described.

    If I left-drag a selection of a Word document to, say, my desktop, I get a scrap which, when double clicked, only gives me a Word document with that scrap. Similarly, if I copy a phrase and then choose paste.

    HOWEVER, if I RIGHT-drag a selection from my Word document to my desktop, I get a menu that allows me to create a scrap (like above) or create a shortcut to my original document. If I choose the latter and "open" it (eg, by double clicking), my original Word document opens with my selection highlighted. In fact, when I created the shortcut, Word put in a bookmark which is probably stored with the shortcut.

    If I copy a selection and then paste to the desktop, I also have the choice to create document scrap. IN ADDITION, I have the choice to "Paste Shortcut" which appears to work similarly to the "dragged" shortcut mentioned in the above para.

    That's it for this time around.

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