Create Object From File dialog [Object menu]

Alerts and notices

Use the Create Object From File dialog to incorporate files into folders in FileCabinet CS as embedded objects. You can embed any object created in an application that supports Active Document Interface. Examples of such applications are Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. You can also embed PDF, MSG (Microsoft Outlook messages), EML (Windows Live Mail messages), MHT, and HTML files. For more information on embedding files, see Creating an embedded object from a file.

To open this dialog, choose Object > Create from File.


For information on creating embedded objects, see the following help topics.

Fields & buttons

From the drop-down list, choose the drawer ID or drawer name for the drawer that contains the folders in which you will store the embedded object, or choose <<select multiple drawers>> to store the embedded object in multiple drawers.

Note: To view drawers by name instead of ID, choose Setup > User Preferences > Drawer List tab, and mark the Present drawers sorted by name checkbox.

Either enter the full path and file name in this field, or click the Browse button, navigate to the desired file, select the file, and click the Open button. The file name then appears in this field.

Note: If you're running FileCabinet CS in the Virtual Office CS or SaaS environment, you can navigate to files on your local network.

Click this button to open a dialog in which you can navigate to the desired file. Select the file and click the Open button to return to the Create Object From File dialog.

Notes

  • You can select more than one object by holding down either the SHIFT or CTRL key while clicking the files you want to store.
  • If you're running FileCabinet CS in the Virtual Office CS or SaaS environment, you can navigate to files on your local network.

Use this field to enter a name for the embedded object. This field contains the name of the file selected above by default.

Undo button Click this button to revert to the name originally assigned to the current document, image, or object. This button is enabled only when you haxve entered a name other than the default name.

Add to list button Click this button to save the current document, image, or object name to a custom list. See Adding and maintaining document, image, and object names in a custom list for more information on adding names to the custom list.

Mark the checkbox next to each folder in which you want to store the embedded object for the selected drawer.

Note: Folders used in the current drawer appear at the top of the folder list, followed by a separator line, and then followed by the list of remaining folders (those not in use in the current drawer).

Note: You can also create embedded objects by dragging and dropping files into FileCabinet CS.

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