Monday, August 18, 2008

A GoldMine customer asks, “How can I set up a GM+ view that will show me Mapquest directions to the contact company?”

Go to Web>>Setup GM+View (in older versions, Tools>>GM+View). Click the New button. Name the Template (i.e., "Mapquest Directions").

Click in the Body of the document, but don't type anything. Click the button on the right hand side (this will display the HTML code). Highlight all the code and hit your Delete key to clear the code. Copy and paste the following code into the Body (in order to show the code here, I have changed all the brackets to parentheses. Please change them back to this type of brackets: <>):

(!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN")
(HTML)(HEAD)
(META http-equiv=REFRESH content="0;url=http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&1a=26+West+Norriton+Pike&1c=Lower+Townsville&1s=PA&1z=19002-1307&2a=<<&&Address1>>&&2c=<<;&&City>>&&2s=<<&&State>>&&2z=<<&&Zip>>")
(META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16640" name=GENERATOR)(/HEAD)
(BODY leftMargin=1 topMargin=1 rightMargin=1)(/BODY)(/HTML)

However, you MUST change the highlighted sections to YOUR address. Eliminate the plus signs if there aren't as many words in your address string.

IMPORTANT: Click the close (red X) to close the window (DO NOT click the Save Icon).
When prompted, select "Yes" to Save. If you like, when back at the setup window you can make this your default GM+View Template. You may want to click the "Rules" button as well to make sure that "User Selected" is checked.

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