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    Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    Hi

    Is there a way to set Outlook to go to a folder other than My Documents when Inserting Hyperlinks? Obviously, everyone on our Network would be inserting Hyperlinks to locations on the Network, but Outlook automatically goes to My Documents, meaning that for every single hyperlink inserted by every single user, a Browse to the Network needs to be performed.
    It would be so much easier if Outlook could jump immediatly to (e.g.) the H: Drive.

    Any assistance or Registry Tweak would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for any replies. [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    If no-one has a better idea you could always put a 'shortcut' to your H drive in the user's My documents. OK - that's two clicks but better than browsing.

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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    Unless, as you say, someone else knows of a Registry Tweak, we'll do that.

    Thanks for your reply.

    Kind regards

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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    Brian, I'm puzzled because my OL 2000 doesn't go to My Documents. See attachment.

    Inserting HyperlInks is something I don't use and probably should, but I want to understand more about how it's done. Help isn't much. How do you insert a Hyperlink to a Network File?
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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    Sorry, but I should have clarified that this is when Word is your E-mail Editor.

    You rightly point out that Microsoft makes it *EXTREMELY* difficult to insert Hyperlinks if you just use Outlook alone.

    So much for MS' claims that it has common GUIs between all its applications!

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    Anyway, thanks for your post, and sorry for any confusion.

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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15> I should have realized that Word was the editor. <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>
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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    Word doesn't give you very good control over the InsertHyperlinks dialog. I was able to create a demo macro that you could put in a global template (e.g., Normal.dot), but SendKeys has a timing problem and I can only get it to work reliably with the stupid MsgBox. Maybe someone else will have a fix for that...
    <pre>Sub InsertHyperlink()
    ' We've added some code to drive the dialog to a mapped drive if
    ' the command is invoked while the selection is in a WordMail message
    Dim blnWordMail As Boolean
    blnWordMail = Selection.Information(wdInWordMail) = 1
    'If blnWordMail Then
    ' 'This code just doesn't work, darnit
    ' 'ChangeFileOpenDirectory "k:" 'doesn't work
    ' 'Options.DefaultFilePath(wdDocumentsPath) = "k:" 'doesn't work
    'End If
    With Dialogs(wdDialogInsertHyperlink)
    ' Because normal methods of changing the path don't work, this
    ' is the fallback...press the File button, enter the drive/path,
    ' press Enter to change the directory to the path
    If blnWordMail Then
    MsgBox "This makes SendKeys work" 'otherwise, timing problem
    SendKeys "%F" & "k:" & "{ENTER}"
    End If
    .Show
    End With
    End Sub</pre>

    The alternative, perhaps the best alternative, is to display a file open dialog instead and then use the .Hyperlinks.Add method to create the link. You'd lose access to the bookmarks feature this way, probably. Maybe the InsertFile dialog... hmmm... not tonight...

    Afterthought: Sorry, forgot to mention that I tested in Office 2000. XP might have better timing. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    Thanks guys for trying and for your help and input.

    I've got to admit, we don't use Macros in any Application other than WordPerfect, mostly because we have no real use for them, but also because of the inherent security risk associated with Microsoft Office Macros. Did you guys read that Office 2003 is going to ship with Macros turned off by default? Microsoft's stupidity in this area completely amazes me. They *KNOW* the inherent dangers of macros being embedded in files, yet they don't separate them, as in WordPerfect???????

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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    Well, sometimes it helps to be a small target. If Corel had 90% market share, the miscreants would be making y'all miserable, I can assure you. Now that some manufacturers are bundling WordPerfect suites... who knows what will happen when school's out?

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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    Sorry. Could you rephrase that, please . . . I didn't quite understand. Do you mean that Corel would start to embed Macros in WP to make our lives miserable? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    No... I mean, it's no "fun" writing viruses for programs hardly anyone uses. If huge numbers of people used WP, the virus writers would target WP.

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    Re: Default Hyperlink Location (XP SP2)

    Oh sorry.

    The only thing is, though, that I doubt that people would bother writing macro-viruses for WordPerfect for 2 reasons:

    1. Macros aren't embedded in WordPerfect Documents--they are separate entities. You can't send a virus-ridden WP document to someone.

    2. Corel hasn't garnered the enemies MS has. IMHO, one of the reasons people target MS Office is that it's Microsoft. MS has made *A LOT* of enemies along the way, and I would hazard a guess (of course, I may be wrong) that a lot of the Viruses are written by people that MS has cheesed off.

    Word XP is the best version of Word yet, but I still think WP is the greatest program ever created, so even though I use Word a lot, WP is my word processor of choice.

    Anyway, it's always best to be knowledgeable in both, so thanks for helping me with this particular Word problem everyone. Greatly appreciated. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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