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    Gold Lounger
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    Link a shape to an email address (Visio XP)

    After adding a shape, I can change its behaviour to go to a certain page or customize a hyperlink to the shape. These are great, but I would like to know if an email address can be linked to a shape. IE: When I right-click on the shape it must provide an email link. When selected it should open Outlook with a new email msg assigned to that user.
    Is this option possible by any customised method, as Visio cannot seem to do this by default.
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    Rudi

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    Re: Link a shape to an email address (Visio XP)

    I don't have Visio, but the following works in most Office apps, so give it a try:
    - Select the shape.
    - Select Insert | Hyperlink.
    - In the Address box, type mailto: followed by the e-mail address, for example: mailto:billg@microsoft.com
    - Click OK.

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    Re: Link a shape to an email address (Visio XP)

    <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22>....]stupidme[

    You hit the nail on the head there Hans...I forgot to add the " mailto: " prefix.
    Its working like a dream now!

    Tx
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    Rudi

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