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    Hyperlinks to pictures (Word 2003)

    If I insert I hyperlink to a picture on my hard disk, then control & clicking it doesn't behave the same as double clicking the file in Windows Explorer
    For example a Word Hyperlink to a JPG or a GIF open in Paintshop Pro. Explorer opens them in the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. TIFs open in the Viewer in both cases.
    Any ideas? I've looked through the XP registry till my brain hurt.

    Tim

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    Re: Hyperlinks to pictures (Word 2003)

    This appears to be a bug (or feature, if you like) in the way Windows XP handles image files. See the thread starting at <post:=246,000>post 246,000</post:> for more examples. I've never found a satisfactory explanation or solution for this problem.

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    Re: Hyperlinks to pictures (Word 2003)

    Maybe the suggestion in Hyperlinks in Microsoft Office applications always launches Internet Explorer? might be the solution, though I'm not able to make registry changes at present so I can't check it myself.

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    Re: Hyperlinks to pictures (Word 2003)

    That thread describes the problem to a tee!

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    Re: Hyperlinks to pictures (Word 2003)

    That does the trick!
    I've got both Office 2003 and 2007 installed and under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Microsoft Office
    I have keys for 8.0 9.0 11.0 and 12.0.
    Changing the key for 11.0 didn't have any effect, but 9.0 did the trick, as per your link
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Microsoft Office 9.0 Common Internet

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