How can I create a link to another application by dragging and dropping?

Drag and drop files to other applications.

About this task

You can drag and drop data from many applications into Notes® to create a link, if the source application supports OLE 2.0.

Note: Not all applications implement this feature the same way; for example, some applications may not use the combination Ctrl+Shift. If the procedure below does not work, refer to the documentation for the application you are using.


  1. In HCL Notes®, open in Edit mode the document you want to link from.
  2. In the application, select the data you want to link to.
  3. Press and hold the Ctrl key and Shift key, then click the outline of the selected data.
  4. Holding Ctrl+Shift, drag the data to the Notes® document and drop it in the rich-text field where you want the link to appear.