open a non-max file

    Jul 21 2006 | 1:14 pm
    Hi list ! Does anyone know how to launch a non-MaxMSPJitter file (such as a microsoft word or powerpoint file for example) from within Max environnement (NOT launch IN max).
    Thank you !
    Derrick Giscloux

    • Jul 21 2006 | 1:20 pm
      if you are on OSX, take a look at Bill Orcuts [shell] object, which allows for UNIX shell commands...
    • Jul 21 2006 | 2:51 pm
    • Jul 24 2006 | 2:14 am
      Try the launchbrowser message to max. Path might need massaging a bit on Windows(?) - you can also try running it from javascript via max.launchbrowser(path).
      ;max launchbrowser file:///Volumes/Scratch/Wine.doc
    • Jul 24 2006 | 8:46 am
      With Jitter you can launch flash files, which you could use in a very powerpointish way, might be a bit less fiddley than the other methods suggested, but then it depends if you want to play with jitter. Hope this helps Trum
    • Jul 24 2006 | 11:54 am
      > With Jitter you can launch flash files,
      Heh yea, I did a presentation that way. It was fun watching the faces when suddenly the flash presentation turned away in a 3D space.