Linking from transactions to external documents or images
Money Plus (all retail versions) has a long requested feature in allowing you to link from individual transactions in your accounts
to external documents – such as linking to a statement or a scanned copy of a purchase receipt. It allows you to keep information at hand when you
need to refer to it.
In the program, this is done on a transaction basis, which means each transaction can be linked to a separate file
– for example an image, document or URL. Within the Money file itself, all that is stored is the link, and not the image. This helps keep the file
size down. It does mean though, if you transfer the file to another machine, you will need to transfer the documents and images you have linked
It is very simple to set up – chose a transaction and right click on it.
You’ll notice in the picture above that there
is a new option named ‘Link to image or other file’. You should select this. You can then choose the location of the file you wish to link, and once
linked a paperclip icon appears in the transaction row. It is possible to link directly to images on the internet using a URL. If you do this, you
must be careful due to security issues. Money will prompt you in certain cases if it is unsure as to whether it will be safe:
Should you wish to delete the file linkage, then you can easily do so by right clicking the transaction once again.
Selecting the option will allow you to remove the linkage. If you remove the link, the file is no longer associated, but neither are deleted
does not apply to this version of Microsoft Money.
Keywords: Image, PDF, Receipt, Paperclip, URL, Scan, Link