Hyperlinking to Outlook contacts in office 2007


K

Kevin Lucas

I have an Excel spreadsheet built in Office 2000 and used extensively in
Office 2003 that successfully hyperlinked to Outlook contacts via the
syntax:

outlook:Contacts/~Joe Bloggs

The Microsoft knowledgebase articles like that at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/225007/en-us for Outlook 97, 98 and 2000
tend to say this should be enclosed in angle brackets (< and >) but Excel
2003's hyperlinking window strips these back out. But that didn't seem to
matter because in Office 2003 these hyperlinks work.

Having migrated to Office 2007 a click on one of these hyperlinks opens my
Web Browser (not Outlook) and throws a "Page cannot be displayed error".

Excel 2003 still won't remember the angle brackets if I edit them in. So,
even if it's being pedantic that they must now exist, I can't see how to
enter them. And Word 2007 behaves exactly the same way; the same error and
the same inability to remember the angle brackets.

So does anyone know what syntax should I use to link to an Outlook 2007
contact please?

Many thanks for any clues you can give.

Kevin
 
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K

Kevin Lucas

Diane

Very helpful indeed. I'd looked on slipstick but not spotted this.

Can I just check one point? My links don't containing the double slash that
here follows "outlook:". Do I take it that the double slash version and the
unslashed version are just equivalents? Or is there any danger that the
facility I'm using is not the same one Microsoft has dropped.

Many thanks for this - most helpful.

Kevin

Diane Poremsky said:
office 2007 doesn't register the outlook:// protocol. See
http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2009/up090528.htm#2 for more information.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
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Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

Kevin Lucas said:
I have an Excel spreadsheet built in Office 2000 and used extensively in
Office 2003 that successfully hyperlinked to Outlook contacts via the
syntax:

outlook:Contacts/~Joe Bloggs

The Microsoft knowledgebase articles like that at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/225007/en-us for Outlook 97, 98 and 2000
tend to say this should be enclosed in angle brackets (< and >) but Excel
2003's hyperlinking window strips these back out. But that didn't seem to
matter because in Office 2003 these hyperlinks work.

Having migrated to Office 2007 a click on one of these hyperlinks opens
my Web Browser (not Outlook) and throws a "Page cannot be displayed
error".

Excel 2003 still won't remember the angle brackets if I edit them in. So,
even if it's being pedantic that they must now exist, I can't see how to
enter them. And Word 2007 behaves exactly the same way; the same error
and the same inability to remember the angle brackets.

So does anyone know what syntax should I use to link to an Outlook 2007
contact please?

Many thanks for any clues you can give.

Kevin
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

They are the same.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

Kevin Lucas said:
Diane

Very helpful indeed. I'd looked on slipstick but not spotted this.

Can I just check one point? My links don't containing the double slash
that here follows "outlook:". Do I take it that the double slash version
and the unslashed version are just equivalents? Or is there any danger
that the facility I'm using is not the same one Microsoft has dropped.

Many thanks for this - most helpful.

Kevin

Diane Poremsky said:
office 2007 doesn't register the outlook:// protocol. See
http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2009/up090528.htm#2 for more information.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

Kevin Lucas said:
I have an Excel spreadsheet built in Office 2000 and used extensively
in Office 2003 that successfully hyperlinked to Outlook contacts via the
syntax:

outlook:Contacts/~Joe Bloggs

The Microsoft knowledgebase articles like that at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/225007/en-us for Outlook 97, 98 and 2000
tend to say this should be enclosed in angle brackets (< and >) but
Excel 2003's hyperlinking window strips these back out. But that didn't
seem to matter because in Office 2003 these hyperlinks work.

Having migrated to Office 2007 a click on one of these hyperlinks opens
my Web Browser (not Outlook) and throws a "Page cannot be displayed
error".

Excel 2003 still won't remember the angle brackets if I edit them in.
So, even if it's being pedantic that they must now exist, I can't see
how to enter them. And Word 2007 behaves exactly the same way; the same
error and the same inability to remember the angle brackets.

So does anyone know what syntax should I use to link to an Outlook 2007
contact please?

Many thanks for any clues you can give.

Kevin
 
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K

Kevin Lucas

Many thanks.

Diane Poremsky said:
They are the same.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

Kevin Lucas said:
Diane

Very helpful indeed. I'd looked on slipstick but not spotted this.

Can I just check one point? My links don't containing the double slash
that here follows "outlook:". Do I take it that the double slash version
and the unslashed version are just equivalents? Or is there any danger
that the facility I'm using is not the same one Microsoft has dropped.

Many thanks for this - most helpful.

Kevin

Diane Poremsky said:
office 2007 doesn't register the outlook:// protocol. See
http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2009/up090528.htm#2 for more information.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

I have an Excel spreadsheet built in Office 2000 and used extensively
in Office 2003 that successfully hyperlinked to Outlook contacts via
the syntax:

outlook:Contacts/~Joe Bloggs

The Microsoft knowledgebase articles like that at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/225007/en-us for Outlook 97, 98 and
2000 tend to say this should be enclosed in angle brackets (< and >)
but Excel 2003's hyperlinking window strips these back out. But that
didn't seem to matter because in Office 2003 these hyperlinks work.

Having migrated to Office 2007 a click on one of these hyperlinks opens
my Web Browser (not Outlook) and throws a "Page cannot be displayed
error".

Excel 2003 still won't remember the angle brackets if I edit them in.
So, even if it's being pedantic that they must now exist, I can't see
how to enter them. And Word 2007 behaves exactly the same way; the same
error and the same inability to remember the angle brackets.

So does anyone know what syntax should I use to link to an Outlook 2007
contact please?

Many thanks for any clues you can give.

Kevin
 

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