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Office 2003 Pro hyperlinks doesn't work

By simo.tolli ·
Hyperlinks in all office programs stopped working. I can't use existing hyperlinks (No error messages) and can't add hyperlinks (The OK button isn't active in excel and in word, nothing happens when try to add hl.
Reinstallation of office programs doesn't help.
I have XP SP2, Office2003 SP3.
Thans for advance
Regards Simppa

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Try this out for your hyperlinks,

Change the message format to Compose Messages in HTML.

Either hit Alt+F9 (this toggles them off and on) or go to Tools-Options, View tab and untick "field codes".

And Word 2002, you hold the Ctrl down when you click on a hyperlink, unless you change the setting under Tools-Options, Edit tab: Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlink. If you uncheck it, you don't have to use the Ctrl key...just click!

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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I'm sorry, but your tips doesn't help.

by simo.tolli In reply to Try this out for your hyp ...

I tried all your tips without any help.

There is better description of problem.
In excel: If I push existing hyperlink,
nothing happens and if I try to
add new, the OK button in Add
Hyperlink dialog box doesn't go
In word: If I push the excisting hyperlink
(with ctrl), nothing happens
If I try to add new, nothing
happens (The add hyperlink dialog
box doesn't open at all)
In Outlook: In some messages, if I move the
cursor over hyperlink, it shows
the link (http://www.xx.xx),but
as "Blocked::"
In some messages nothing
happens at all. (Doesn't show
the link)
If I try to add hl., nothing
happens. (Add hyperlink: nothing
happens or if I type and return,
it doesn't make it as hyperlink)
In Power Point: Existin hyperlinks, nothing
happens and if try to add,
it opens the hyperling
dialog box, but OK button is
not active.

I use Norton360 v.2 virusprotection and FW, and I have checked also FW turned off.

(By the way: Anly way to follow up the hyperlink in your message, was to pick it up from source code, and copy to IE7)

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Ok, try this out....

1. To check File Associations, go Start->Control Panel->(appearance
and themes)->folder options, select the File Types tab of the window
that pops up, then find the extension you're having a problem with.
(Check for HTM, HTML, and Internet Shortcut.) For each one, select it,
click Change, choose the desired program (Internet Explorer), check
the box "always use the selected program to open this type of file,"
and OK.

Another thing you'll likely want to do is go Start->Add/Remove
Programs, select Set Program Access and defaults from along the
left-hand side, expand Custom, and choose Internet Explorer (or your
preference) and the default.

2. Go to my computer --> tools --> folder options --> file types.
Click on URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol so that it is enabled.
Click on Advanced.
Click on edit.
Under "Application used to perform action" give this
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome

Press OK

Now logoff the machine. Log back in and check clicking the hyperlink

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Hyperlinks in Office 2003 Pro.

Text and Picture Hyperlinks to a Webpage (URL)

1. Create a new document or Open a pre-existing document in MS Office 2003.
2.Highlight the word, series of text, or picture you want to convert to a hyperlink.
3.Access the Insert Hyperlink Window.
4. Click Existing File or Webpage and Current Folder if they are not highlighted.
5. In the Address: field Type the URL/web address that you want people to be redirected upon clicking the text or picture.
6.Click OK.

Caution: In some applications, grouped items must be converted to pictures prior to being converted to Hyperlinks.
Note: Microsoft Outlook 2003 only allows users to hyperlink to URLs. The ?Type? drop down menu
provides a list of URL prefixes so that users don?t have to type them.

Testing Hyperlinks

Text hyperlinks are normally blue and underlined. Picture hyperlinks have no distinctive features.
To test hyperlink(s):
1. Hold down the Ctrl Key.
2. Hover your cursor over the hyperlink with the mouse. The cursor will turn into a hand with the pointer finger extended.
3.Click on the hyperlink.

Hyperlink to Another Document
1. Follow steps 1?3 on ?Text and Picture Hyperlinks.?
2. Navigate to the document to which you
wish the hyperlink.
3.Click OK .

Linking to a Location within the Same Document

1. Follow steps 1?3 on ?Text and Picture
2. Click Place in This Document.
3. Choose the place within the document that you want to link to the current position.
4.Click OK.

Linking to an E-mail Address
The linking to an e-mail option is useful when creating a PowerPoint presentation that will be placed on the Internet or in a classroom setting especially if the text in the subject line must be accurate to
correlate with Outlook rules.

1. Follow steps 1?3 on ?Text and
Picture Hyperlinks.?
2. Click on the E-mail Address icon
3. Type in the Text to display when someone hovers their cursor over the hyperlink, the E-mail address, and the Subject: of the e-mail.
4. Click OK. Your text or picture will now link to an e-mail address and the e-mail generated will have a predefined subject.

Browsed Pages and Recent Files
If a hyperlink is being created for a recently visited webpage (URL) or file, an alternative to typing or cut-and-pasting the URL/filename is to:
1. Click on Browsed Pages or Recent Files under the Existing File or
Web Page option.
2. Highlight the URL/filename that the current document is to be linked.
3.Click OK.

Screen Tips
They?re everywhere. Screen tips are those little boxes with words that appear when you hover the
mouse over a hyperlink, toolbar icon and pictures on the Web. Screen Tips can be added to hyperlinks created in Word, PowerPoint, Access, FrontPage and Excel.
1. Click on Screen Tip. The Set Hyperlink ScreenTip window will appear.
2. Type the words that are to appear in the ScreenTip box.
3.Click OK.

Removing a Hyperlink
1. Highlight the entire hyperlink.
2. Right-click on the hyperlink.
3. Left-click Remove Hyperlink.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Still doesn't work

by simo.tolli In reply to Hyperlinks in Office 2003 ...

I think, this is not a trivial problem. This starts after some MS Security update maybe. I have checked all known setups and also all what you mentioned.

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Have you tried by pressing " CTRL+K"?.

From what i have read you have to select some text for the Hyperlink box to come active.
Or try these tips:

Activating a Hyperlink
When you rest the mouse pointer over a hyperlink a box tip appears and this displays the full URL or bookmark name.
It also reminds you to hold down the CTRL key and click to activate the link.
Once you hold down the CTRL key the pointer hand appears to indicate you are over a live hyperlink. Now click to activate it.
If you would like to be able to activate the link without having to hold down the CTRL key
you can customize Word to let you do this. (Tools ? Options ? Edit tab ? unmark the
checkbox Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlink)

Hope this works for you.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Your tips checked

by simo.tolli In reply to Have you tried by pressin ...

I allready checked those. Doesn't help. Remember, that in my case, in Word there is no hyperlink window when I try to create new, and in Excel, the OK button isn't active and in outlook, it shows "blocked" in hyperlink tips. Could it be some hide security setting of XP?

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