My questions is does Office [and Word] create an Application URL Protocol [MSDN how to article] for itself when installing it?
For example, iTunes does this, with the url 'itmss://itunes.apple.com/us/app/123213213?mt=8' which, if the user has installed iTunes, will prompt them to open it.
Is there a Word equivalent protocol to itmss? Can I pass the macro names to it as parameters?
If there not an equivalent protocol, does anyone know how I might achieve something similar?
You could try to write your link as follows:
Note that this will most likely require you to have a WEBDAV server running, that is capable of interpreting such requests.
The details about what is the meaning of
u can be found in here
This protocol is available starting Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (yes, there are service packs for office also).
Office 2010 SP2 and above install URI Schemes which you can use from your website. Microsoft has documentation for these available here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn906146.aspx
There is a protocol for each of the office products. The MS Word protocol is
You probably want the "open for edit" command which looks like this:
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