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    Hyperlinks (2000 SR1)

    Hello Outlook Loungers

    Is it possible to insert a hyperlink into an email in Outlook which will open a file (a database) on a shared network drive?

    This is easy in Word and works ok but in Outlook I clicked Insert/Hyperlink, selected Type: file: and typed in the address of the file. What appears to be a hyperlink appears, underlined, but nothing happens when the 'link' is clicked on.

    Any offers?

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    Graeme

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    Re: Hyperlinks (2000 SR1)

    Are you testing it before you send the email or after it's received? When I tried sending one to myself, nothing happened in the unsent draft, bt it worked fine when I opened the sent mail.

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    Re: Hyperlinks (2000 SR1)

    Thanks Sandy

    I sent it to myself and it worked perfectly!

    Anybody know why this is?

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    Graeme

    ps. Cute user pic!

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    Re: Hyperlinks (2000 SR1)

    It's the way it is because it is the way it is!

    Microsoft acknowledge it as a 'problem' in MSKB 222198 - OL2000: Hyperlink Behavior with Different E-mail Formats

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    Re: Hyperlinks (2000 SR1)

    Ah well, that explains that then!

    Thanks Leif

    Regards

    Graeme

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    Re: Hyperlinks (2000 SR1)

    You know,

    I had seen this behavior for a long time, but I never could be bothered to go look it up for myself.

    Thanks Leif!

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