I was just upgraded to Visio 2016 and now the links in the PDF created from a Visio 2016 file open a browser an give a download link instead of opening the file in Word or Excel.
I created several files with Visio 2013 that opened the files in their native program.
The Visio file, PDF and linked documents are all in the same folder on our corporate network.
In Visio 2016: (So detailed so you can see if I'm doing something wrong) I select the shape I want to add the hyperlink to I right click and select "Hyperlink..." I click "Browse..." after the "Address" field I select "Local File..." (the other option is "Internet Address...") I change the file type from Visio Files to Office Files so I can see the files I navigate to the file I want to link and click "Open"
---I've tried this with the "use relative path for hyperlink" checked and unchecked
In Visio, when I CTRL Click the link it opens the Word document in Word, Excel in Excel, PDF in Acrobat
In visio, I "Save as...", "PDF" or I "Export...", "Create PDF/XPS Document" (both give the same results as far as links opening)
I open the PDF and click the link A security warning dialog box opens telling me the document is trying to connect to file:////networkdrive/myfolder/flowchart%20folder/checklist.docx - which is where the file is located I click the "Allow" button My browser opens and I get the download button allowing me to open the Word document. PDFs open in a browser tab.
I am hoping someone has an idea on how to get the linked files to open in their native application. This is needed because most of the forms are filled in as the person is going through the process.