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Entering HTML in Comments/ Instructions to insert pictures/ links

Use the buttons in the Comments/ Instructions section to format text, insert images, etc (e.g. the button that shows a pair of scissors can be used to “Cut” a block of selected text). If you hold the mouse cursor over a button, it will display a small tool tip telling you what the button is for. Click on the HTML tab (FastMaint Web) or the Code View toolbar button (other editions) to see the HTML code and edit it.

Note that in FastMaint Web images will need to be uploaded to the web server before you can insert an image. You can use the insert image button to upload these images from your computer as well as insert links to the uploaded images (the insert image button has a small image of a mountain peak on it).

In FastMaint Basic/ Standard/ Professional editions prior to version 7.0 click on the “Edit” button next to the comments/ instructions to bring up the HTML Editor. Use the “Insert” menu in the editor to insert pictures, hyperlinks, etc. To enter HTML code itself click on the “HTML” tab in the HTML Editor.

Example – Insert picture (in HTML):

Run the HTML Editor by clicking on the Edit button on Comments or task Instructions tab. Select the “HTML View” tab in the editor. Enter something like:

<img src=”C:\shared\maint\images\eqp.jpg” height=320 width=200>

Example – Insert link to document (in HTML):

Links to HTML documents work best especially when they are referred to by their “http:” address (e.g.<a href=”http://intranet/maint/docs/pump-g55.htm”>http://intranet/maint/docs/pump-g55.htm</a>). You can link to other types of documents but you may get unexpected results on some computers.TIP: Use the target=”_NEW” tag as shown below on links to open them up in a new window.

Run the HTML Editor by clicking on the Edit button on Comments or task Instructions tab. Select the “HTML View” tab in the editor. Enter something like:

<a href=”file:///c:/maintenance/docs/pump-g55.doc” target=”_NEW”>G55 Pump Manual</a>

Save this. You will now see a hyperlink “G55 Pump Manual” on the Instructions/ Comments. Click on the hyperlink to open the Microsoft Word document. Note that for this to work, Microsoft Word must be installed on the computer. You can insert picture files similarly using the HTML Editor.

Example – Embedding files (in HTML):

Run the HTML Editor by clicking on the Edit button on Comments or task Instructions tab. Select the “HTML View” tab in the editor. Enter something like:

1) PDF file:

<embed src=”c:\maint\docs\mixer-JJ234.pdf” width=”100%” height=500>

2) Video (media player file):

<embed src=”c:\maint\docs\mixer-JJ234-tutorial.wmv” width=360 height=165>

Note that with non-HTML files, printing & viewing may not work correctly unless the computer has the software (Adobe Acrobat/ Windows Media Player/etc) installed.

Related Issues:

  1. How can I print files attached (linked) to a work order or other report?
  2. How can I link files (e.g photos, spreadsheets) to equipment/ work orders?
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