You can launch applications or open documents using the Quickstart bar. You can use this feature to perform operation on the current document, for instance to compile a program file or to display a HTML in a web browser.
The easiest way to add a new tool is to drag a program file or document file from the Explorer and drop it onto the Quickstart bar. A default description and an icon will be assigned automatically.
Alternately you can right-click on an empty area of the the Quickstart bar and choose New... from the context menu. In the upcoming dialog you should enter a description for this tool and select a program file that should be executed. Any parameters should be specified in the paramter input field and not in the command line input field. Specifying a start folder is optional.
Note that you can also use a document file name or folder name instead of an executable program in the command line input field. In this case, the tool will open the document with its default application or open the folder respectively. You should not specify any parameters if the tool is for a document or folder.
You can pass the file name of the active document as parameter to any tool. The following macros are valid in the parameter input field and the start folder input field:
|$(FilePath)||Full path name of the active document file, e.g. "C:\My Documents\Text\MyTest.txt"|
|$(FileDir)||Directory name of the active document file, e.g. "C:\My Documents\Text\"|
|$(FileName)||File name of the active document file without extension, e.g. "MyTest"|
|$(FileDrive)||Drive name of the active document file, e.g. "C:\"|
|$(FileExt)||File extension of the active document file, e.g. ".txt"|