- Making games with player scores in The Grid 2
- Licencing The Grid 2
- Licensing of grid sets in The Grid 2
- Keyboard shortcuts for editing The Grid 2
- Jump cells and new grids in The Grid 2
- Importing and exporting grid bundles in The Grid 2
- How to Make a photo album in The Grid 2
- How to create a music grid with symbols in The Grid 2
- How to use the Random Phrase Command in The Grid 2
- How to speed up switch input in The Grid 2
- How to open a specific file in Computer Control with The Grid 2
- How to navigate around text in The Grid 2
- How to install The Grid 2
- How to get a new language for The Grid 2
- How to create a wordlist in The Grid 2
- How to create a visual scene in The Grid 2
- How to change the language of a grid set in The Grid 2
- How to backup users in The Grid 2 Grid Explorer
- How do I use the Webcam workspace in The Grid 2?
- How do I make The Grid 2 start when I turn on my computer?
- How do I make The Grid 2 show my grids when it starts?
- Hiding the menu bar in The Grid 2
- Grid 2 mobile phone workspace
- Grid 2 Commands
- General editing of The Grid 2
- Editing a cell in Grid 2
- Creating a music grid in The Grid 2
- Creating “are you sure” options in The Grid 2
- Create a grid for a specific program in The Grid 2
- Connecting a USB Modem to Grid 2
- Connect a mobile phone to The Grid 2 with Bluetooth
- Audio connections for mobile phone conversations with The Grid 2
- Adding/removing rows and columns in The Grid 2
- Adding music to The Grid 2
- How do I send a grid set to Grid Player from The Grid 2?
How to open a specific file in Computer Control with The Grid 2
If you are using the Computer Control or Program Control workspace, it can be very useful to have a cell that opens a specific file in a specific program. For example, you may wish to open your shopping list on Word, or maybe an expenses spreadsheet in Excel.
You can make use of the “Run a Program” command to do this. For more details, have a look at our answer on Running a program. On the cell, you will need a “run a program” command, a “wait” command and a “dock” command. The wait command allows time for the program to load, and the dock command will dock the program next to the grid.
In order to choose the program you wish to run, click on Browse in the “run a program” window and locate the relevant executable file.
Having found the program you wish to run, then type the location of the file that you want to open. This location must be within quotation marks. The place holders also come in very useful here.
- C:Program FilesWindows NTAccessorieswordpad.exe “%MYDOCUMENTS%shopping list.doc”
- C:Program FilesWindows NTAccessoriesexcel.exe “%DESKTOP%expenses.xls”
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