How to open Word and PDF docs from Flash

Hello All,

I am trying to create a Flash projector that would allow me to open Word documents or PDF documents from it. It should work either in Mac and Windows.

I have tried with the getURL() function, but it just opens a Finder window with the location of the Word or PDF doc.

Any idea of what I could do?
Suggestions of any tutorial explaining how to do this?

Cayo Hueso