file:///C:\Users\Tom\Documents\Genealogy Societies on the Web.pdfIt opened in Adobe Reader as I hoped.
I was surprised that I did not have to change the backslash to forward nor escape the space character with %20. file:/// URLs using the forward slash and escape sequence for the space character do work.
Now this may not work for all file types. I tried a HTML and instead of opening a browser, it opened the editor I had last associated with that file type in Windows. I think a workaround that might assure that HTML and the like are opened by the web browser from WebTags, regardless of the file association setting in Windows, would be to interpose a HTTP server on the local computer and use the http:// URL to the file.
I'm using Windows 7.
For the advanced Windows 7 user, there might even be a way to use the Libraries in the path, instead of the drive:directory path based on a quick read of http://www.interwork...ows-7-libraries . But that's getting a bit beyond me... (@kbens0n?)
Edited by TomH, 21 December 2012 - 03:16 PM.