Hyperlink to cells in other workbooks keep changing


G

GHawkins

We are using Excel 2007 SP1. I am working with an Excel file (.xlsm, it
contains macros) that links to cells in another workbook that is in 2003
format. The master .xlsm workbook creates a new .xlsm file each week
(manually started via a button). I don't think this is important, just
sharing the information.

After the workbook is created, the cells look like this:

='\\server\folder\[workbook.xls]Tab Name'!A1

HOWEVER, after the new workbook is closed and reopened, the hyperlinks
change and look like this:

='local drive\folder\[workbook.xls]Tab name'!A1

We do NOT want the link to update to the local drive. I made the "Update
Links on Save" setting so that the box is un-checked, but either way it is
set, the link changes. This is happening for multiple people. I thought maybe
it was a problem with .xlsm files or something.....but i can't seem to find
anything related to issues with this functionality in Office 2007.
 
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Dave Peterson

A few people have said that this has stopped a similar problem from occurring.
Maybe it'll help you--but you'll have to test it to make sure.

In xl2003 menus:
File|Properties|Summary Tab|Hyperlink Base
change it to C:\
(something that's always available)

In xl2007:
Click on the Office button
Choose Prepare, then properties.
Then use the arrow on the Document Properties dropdown
Choose Advanced Properties
And then change the hyperlink base on the Summary tab.


I like to use the =hyperlink() worksheet function. It has never failed me this
way:

=hyperlink("file:////yourpathtothe/something.xxx","Click me")
We are using Excel 2007 SP1. I am working with an Excel file (.xlsm, it
contains macros) that links to cells in another workbook that is in 2003
format. The master .xlsm workbook creates a new .xlsm file each week
(manually started via a button). I don't think this is important, just
sharing the information.

After the workbook is created, the cells look like this:

='\\server\folder\[workbook.xls]Tab Name'!A1

HOWEVER, after the new workbook is closed and reopened, the hyperlinks
change and look like this:

='local drive\folder\[workbook.xls]Tab name'!A1

We do NOT want the link to update to the local drive. I made the "Update
Links on Save" setting so that the box is un-checked, but either way it is
set, the link changes. This is happening for multiple people. I thought maybe
it was a problem with .xlsm files or something.....but i can't seem to find
anything related to issues with this functionality in Office 2007.
 
G

GHawkins

Is this an Excel application setting or is it something that is
workbook-specific?

Dave Peterson said:
A few people have said that this has stopped a similar problem from occurring.
Maybe it'll help you--but you'll have to test it to make sure.

In xl2003 menus:
File|Properties|Summary Tab|Hyperlink Base
change it to C:\
(something that's always available)

In xl2007:
Click on the Office button
Choose Prepare, then properties.
Then use the arrow on the Document Properties dropdown
Choose Advanced Properties
And then change the hyperlink base on the Summary tab.


I like to use the =hyperlink() worksheet function. It has never failed me this
way:

=hyperlink("file:////yourpathtothe/something.xxx","Click me")
We are using Excel 2007 SP1. I am working with an Excel file (.xlsm, it
contains macros) that links to cells in another workbook that is in 2003
format. The master .xlsm workbook creates a new .xlsm file each week
(manually started via a button). I don't think this is important, just
sharing the information.

After the workbook is created, the cells look like this:

='\\server\folder\[workbook.xls]Tab Name'!A1

HOWEVER, after the new workbook is closed and reopened, the hyperlinks
change and look like this:

='local drive\folder\[workbook.xls]Tab name'!A1

We do NOT want the link to update to the local drive. I made the "Update
Links on Save" setting so that the box is un-checked, but either way it is
set, the link changes. This is happening for multiple people. I thought maybe
it was a problem with .xlsm files or something.....but i can't seem to find
anything related to issues with this functionality in Office 2007.
 
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D

Dave Peterson

The hyperlink base is workbook property.

Using the worksheet function =hyperlink() may be a nice alternative (but I've
said that already).
Is this an Excel application setting or is it something that is
workbook-specific?

Dave Peterson said:
A few people have said that this has stopped a similar problem from occurring.
Maybe it'll help you--but you'll have to test it to make sure.

In xl2003 menus:
File|Properties|Summary Tab|Hyperlink Base
change it to C:\
(something that's always available)

In xl2007:
Click on the Office button
Choose Prepare, then properties.
Then use the arrow on the Document Properties dropdown
Choose Advanced Properties
And then change the hyperlink base on the Summary tab.


I like to use the =hyperlink() worksheet function. It has never failed me this
way:

=hyperlink("file:////yourpathtothe/something.xxx","Click me")
We are using Excel 2007 SP1. I am working with an Excel file (.xlsm, it
contains macros) that links to cells in another workbook that is in 2003
format. The master .xlsm workbook creates a new .xlsm file each week
(manually started via a button). I don't think this is important, just
sharing the information.

After the workbook is created, the cells look like this:

='\\server\folder\[workbook.xls]Tab Name'!A1

HOWEVER, after the new workbook is closed and reopened, the hyperlinks
change and look like this:

='local drive\folder\[workbook.xls]Tab name'!A1

We do NOT want the link to update to the local drive. I made the "Update
Links on Save" setting so that the box is un-checked, but either way it is
set, the link changes. This is happening for multiple people. I thought maybe
it was a problem with .xlsm files or something.....but i can't seem to find
anything related to issues with this functionality in Office 2007.
 

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