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    Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    Edited by HansV to replace the attached Word document with the picture it contained - saves the reader a few clicks

    In a new email, I need to insert a hyperlink to a folder on the LAN. However,the right-click hyperlink browse feature fails to include the entire network (see attachment) so I can only link to local folders.
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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    As a workaround, locate the folder in Windows Explorer (through My Network Places) and copy the path from the Address toolbar (select it and press Ctrl+C)
    Paste the address into the Address box in the Insert Hyperlink dialog (Ctrl+V)

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    Or just type in "servernamefoldername" including the quotation marks. Outlook should automatically change this to a link in the e-mail.

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    > Outlook should automatically change this to a link in the e-mail.

    Yes, if you have ticked 'Internet and network paths with hyperlinks' in the AutoFormat As You Type tab of Tools | AutoCorrect Options. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    FWIW the code in the attachment to <post#=643,183>post 643,183</post#> (which I use from Outlook) will place the names and paths of selected file(s) or folders, with UNC path substitution, and space and other HTM character substitution, onto the clipboard, and can then be pasted into any document including a message. (I didn't want to do all that cut-&-pasting, and Outlook has no built in browse for file VBA dialog.)
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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    Many thanks. We will run with this one!

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    Thanks for the info

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    Thanks Hans

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    Thanks John

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    I don't recall having done that so I thought it was the default action but it has been so long I can't remember for sure. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Outlook (2003)

    Yes. it is on by default, but some people turn it off.

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