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    Hyper links differ when doc. protected (MS Word XP)

    I have a document where the words are hyperlinked to different sections of the document. My problem is when I protect the document and make it read only, none of the hyperlinks works. If I remove the protection the hyperlinks work

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    Re: Hyper links differ when doc. protected (MS Word XP)

    What kind of protection did you apply? Protection for forms?

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    Re: Hyper links differ when doc. protected (MS Word XP)

    If you're talking about protected forms, see Using hyperlinks in protected forms
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    Re: Hyper links differ when doc. protected (MS Word XP)

    We have a word document about 100 pages long. and at certain words we have a hypderlink that takes you to a diferent sectoin or back to the begining of the document. These links work fine. Now we want to make this document accessable to everyone in the company, but we want to make sure that they can not change or delete anything. So we tried: File, Save As, Option, Read Only and Tools, OPtions, Security, Read Only.

    Both a options make the document read-only, but now when she tries it, the hyperlinks are not working. They take her back to the beging of the document and not to a different section. One of the buttons, should have a pop up questionaire they can fill out and send it out. This option does not work while in read-only or when the document is protected. But, the moment we take either protected or read-only off. it works. We have the main document in either read-only or protected mode and not both on at the same time.

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    Re: Hyper links differ when doc. protected (MS Word XP)

    I don't have Word 2002, so I don't know if anything changed. In Word 2000, inserted hyperlinks, whether to another part of the document or to a different document, work. They are not affected by read-only. I could find nothing on the Knowledge Base regarding this either.

    If you can duplicate this problem in a smaller document without any private information, you could upload it to the Lounge, unless Hans has a better idea.

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    Re: Hyper links differ when doc. protected (MS Word XP)

    No, I don't - I do have Word 2002, and hyperlinks work fine in a read-only document. So if dreyes67 can post a document that demonstrates his problem, we can have a go at it.

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    Re: Hyper links differ when doc. protected (MS Word XP)

    Rather than using Word's built-in method of making the file Read Only, what about using the network access rights to do so. If your IT gurus put the file into a directory that the users only have read rights (not writes) then they won't be able to change the file there. This removes one of the factors that is causing the problem.

    You could also try just setting the file property to read only using Windows Explorer but this is easier for the users to circumvent if they want to.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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