We placing symlinks on the desktop to a few mounted network shares to give the ability to save files to symlink on the desktop. We just noticed office 2011 on osx 10.8.5 doesn't seem to follow symlinks in the save dialog.
Aliasses do seem to work but we'd like to customize the name of the alias that is created like we are doing with symlinks (our sharenames don;t make sense to our end users and renames the shares isn't an option).
Im using the following command in a terminal to create an alias to a mounted networkshare
#!/bin/sh osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to make alias file to posix file "/Users/username/Library/ShareMounts/sharename" at desktop '
Applescript/Osascript isn't my area of expertise and google hasn't been helpful so far. Does anyone know of a way to specify a name when creating a alias?