If you liked my article on using the GM+View tab to get directions to your contacts via Google maps, you’ll like this little trick.
While maps and other information in GoldMine’s GM+View tab is great, it is sometimes a bit trapped there. If you’ve tried to copy and paste, tab between fields, print directions, etc. from there, you know what I mean. That’s why I went ahead and made a taskbar shortcut for directions. When pressed, the button opens a browser window and passes the start and end-points to Google maps and their great tool does the rest.
To do this yourself, simply right-click on the taskbar (that Outlook-ish toolbar on the left side of the GoldMine window in GoldMine 5.7 and higher) and select Add New Item… When the window comes up, fill it in like this:
Note that the spacing on the URL Data line is very important so you might want to just copy and paste this for that part:
?q=<<&licinfo_address1>> <<&licinfo_zip>> to <<&address1>> <<&zip>>