Hyperlinks error


G

Guest

I'm tryng to hyperlink from a Excel cell to a Word document on a network
drive but keep getting the error message 'cannot open the specified file'. I
can create hyperlinks in the cell to other Word files in the same network
folder and the file opens fine on it's own so is not corrupt.
What am I missing?
 
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D

Dave Peterson

If other links work ok, I'd double check my typing. I'm guessing that you have
a typo in the link's address.
 
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G

Guest

Without knowing how you're creating the hyperlinks and what they look like
after you set them up, it's difficult to say.

In a networked environment it is usually best to create the hyperlink using
the address you get by going through My Network Places, especially if other
people are using your file. If you set up a hyperlink to a shared folder
that may be mapped as drive S: on your computer, it won't work on another
computer without the same mapping. So your link to S:\MyFile.doc won't work
if the path is more like
\\companysharesystem\sharedfiles\billsfiles\MyFile.doc
 

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