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    Hyperlink name limitation

    In Office 2000 when inserting a hyperling is there a limitation with the length? Below is a recreation of the number of characters within the link:

    xxxxxxxxxxxProjectFoldernamexxxxFoldernamexxFolder namexxxxxxxxxFilenamexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx .doc

    The following error message is returned: ".....Cannot find file xxxxxxxxxxxProjectFolder. Make sure the path or Internet address is correct......"

    The same hyperlink works for me but I am using Office 2002.

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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    Is this a serious question? If so, we can move it to the General MS Office Suite forum. Posts in the Test forum are deleted after a few days.

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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    Oops. It is a serious question. Can't think how I got into the Test forum!! Can I move it or do you?
    Cheers
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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    As far as I know, Office 2000 should be able to work with quite long hyperlink paths. Try right-clicking the hyperlink, then select Hyperlink | Edit Hyperlink from the popup menu. Is the Address correct?

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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    Hans
    I checked and the path is correct. I did notice that when I insert a link to the same file my hyperlink starts with the drive letter:

    G:xxxProjectxxxxManagementxxxxStrategyCompetitor AnalysisxxxxCompetition Analysis AH V1 160306.doc

    But my colleague's link specifies the server and drive names:

    thordataxxxProjectxxxxManagementxxxxStrategyCompet itor AnalysisxxxxCompetition Analysis AH V1 160306.doc

    Also, in my colleagues hyperlink only the characters thordataxxxProjectxxxx are formatted like a hyperlink (blue, underscored).

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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    Office 2000 should be able to work with UNC paths (servershare...) too, but what happens if your colleague explicitly enters a path with a drive letter?

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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    That is indicative of an imbedded space in a pathfile name. Was the path specified with quotation marks around it?

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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    I've done some further investigation.

    The hyperlink was inserted in an email created by a user using Plain Text (not sure of the Office version). It was received by my colleage who uses Word as his email editor with Rich Text. When my colleague forwarded the email it retained its Plain Text attributes and the hyperlink did not work.

    The path is definitely correct.

    I then had my colleague create a new email with the hyperlink embedded, the format of this email was Rich Text, and the hyperlink worked.

    I then tested it and sent myself they hyperlink embedded in a Rich Text email and one in a Plain Text email. The Plain Text hyperlink did not work.

    I have no idea why this is so.

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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    Plain text emails can insert extra line breaks to ensure that older clients can display the email correctly. This could cause problems by breaking a URL across two lines.

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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    The path was not specifieid with quotation marks around it.
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    Re: Hyperlink name limitation

    In plain text format emails, it helps to use <angle brackets> around paths with spaces. Not sure about RTF format; I never use it. In HTML format, it is safest to confirm the interpretation in the Insert>Hyperlink dialog.

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