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How can I create references to a .ods file using the command \href{address}{name}? Files with the .pdf extension work, but others do not.

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What do you mean by "works"? The link is not opened by some application on some OS? – Charles Stewart Apr 7 '11 at 5:57
Yes, the link does not open unless it is .pdf, occupy open a .ods – user4728 Apr 7 '11 at 15:54
Which application? Which OS? – Charles Stewart Apr 7 '11 at 18:20
Its kile, linux – user4728 Apr 7 '11 at 18:39

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Both \href{run:test.ods}{some text} and \href{test.ods}{some text} work for me (on Ubuntu 11.04 with TeX Live 2011; the second one opens the file in the browser, which then opens LibreOffice).

However, some PDF-viewers (like Evince) completely block this operation for security reasons. Adobe Acrobat asks the user for confirmation.

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No, Evince allows opening such links. In fact, I used Evince a while ago to try opening an .ods file as this question states. I found that this works, but all paths, even with a leading slash, are treated relative to the document directory. But this is only one PDF viewer's behaviour; a complete answer would cite the PDF specification on what is and what is not allowed. – Andrey Vihrov Aug 8 '11 at 6:52

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