I am trying to link ppt and a word document on a smartsheet dashboard and workapp. I am getting the following error
how can i resolve this?
Hi Brett! Thank you so much for you help! I just learned that my organization does not allow us to share documents publicly, hence i cannot upload ppts into Smartsheet dashboard.
I will utilize the shortcut widget instead.
Hey Christine, hope you're doing well. Since no one has answered this yet, I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring here. My "day job" is with a Microsoft Gold Partner IT consultancy company named Netrix, so hopefully I can get you headed down the right path.
For this answer I break this into two parts: Embedding vs. Linking and Error resolution.
Could you clarify something for me? When you say:
I am trying to link ppt and a word document on a smartsheet dashboard and workapp.
It appears you're actually trying to embed the files (that is, show a live preview on a Dashboard) with what you've selected above. Is that accurate or no?
When you went to add the links, did you select "Shortcut" or "Web Content"? From the looks of it, I think you selected Web Content. If you're just wanting a hyperlink to the docx and pptx files, you'll want to use Shortcut.
For context, here's what they look like from the "Add Widget" menu on a Dashboard:
Can you clarify the following for me:
Let me know if this clears it up or if you've got more questions!
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