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Hi everyone.

I'm going crazy here. I have a Master Excel file with a bunch of
hyperlinks. Some links go to other spreadsheets in that file, some go to
Word documents, and some go to other Excel workbooks. Everything works
perfectly EXCEPT the links to the other Excel workbooks. When I click a link
that points to another Excel file, it freezes and the just does nothing.
These files are in the same folder as the Word files, so I'm confused as to
why it'll open up other word docs but not other excel docs.

I've tried creating the links in multiple master files - and they will not
work anywhere. The file I'm trying to link to DOES work - I can open it up
manually without a problem. It's not in 'My Docs', it's in a shared company
directory.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks much!

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Hi Joe:

Here is a way of making a hyperlink that should work off-local.

First assign a mapped drive designator to your shared drive

G:

then use a hyperlink formula:

=HYPERLINK("file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls","mileage")

--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"Access Joe" wrote:

Hi everyone.

I'm going crazy here. I have a Master Excel file with a bunch of
hyperlinks. Some links go to other spreadsheets in that file, some go to
Word documents, and some go to other Excel workbooks. Everything works
perfectly EXCEPT the links to the other Excel workbooks. When I click a link
that points to another Excel file, it freezes and the just does nothing.
These files are in the same folder as the Word files, so I'm confused as to
why it'll open up other word docs but not other excel docs.

I've tried creating the links in multiple master files - and they will not
work anywhere. The file I'm trying to link to DOES work - I can open it up
manually without a problem. It's not in 'My Docs', it's in a shared company
directory.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks much!

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Hi everyone,

I have also been going crazy with this problem... since I have post the
similar problem to Chinese discussion group 6 months before.
Though I have got the same answer as Gary''s Student provided, I had to say
it doesn't totally work in my case..:
1. I have some rectangle graphic blocks, on which I set links to other
files/folders.
These blocks, since not cells, can only set link by using Ctrl+K, not
"=HYPERLINK"
2. I noticed some characters are changed by Excel automatically
e.g. "\\192.168.100.100\[Efficient Work]/[Sample]" would be modified to
"\\192.168.100.100\%5bEfficient%20Work%5d/%5bSample%5d"
Because the hyperlink is not a HTTP URL, it seems Excel finally
confused himself by his modification..
I have used a lot of such folder naming style, which drove me mad when
finding out Excel cannot deal with the non-HTTP hyperlink correctly...
3. If I want to contact Microsoft Office Develop team asking for a patch,
what shall I do? Excel is really a good application, but in my case I really
need it to be better.

Hope anyone could cast light on this problem ASAP

Tiancheng Hu

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

Hi Joe:

Here is a way of making a hyperlink that should work off-local.

First assign a mapped drive designator to your shared drive

G:

then use a hyperlink formula:

=HYPERLINK("file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls","mileage")

--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"Access Joe" wrote:

Hi everyone.

I'm going crazy here. I have a Master Excel file with a bunch of
hyperlinks. Some links go to other spreadsheets in that file, some go to
Word documents, and some go to other Excel workbooks. Everything works
perfectly EXCEPT the links to the other Excel workbooks. When I click a link
that points to another Excel file, it freezes and the just does nothing.
These files are in the same folder as the Word files, so I'm confused as to
why it'll open up other word docs but not other excel docs.

I've tried creating the links in multiple master files - and they will not
work anywhere. The file I'm trying to link to DOES work - I can open it up
manually without a problem. It's not in 'My Docs', it's in a shared company
directory.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks much!

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Don't use CNTRL-k and the Wizard.

1. I put a simple oval shape on a worksheet using the drawing toolbar
2. I assign a hyperlink to it using a very simple macro:

Sub tchu()
ActiveSheet.Shapes("Oval 1").Select
ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Selection.ShapeRange.Item(1), Address:= _
"file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls"
Range("A1").Select
End Sub

The hyperlink works. This method may offer protection from un-needed HTML
conversions.

Good Luck
--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"tchu" wrote:

Hi everyone,

I have also been going crazy with this problem... since I have post the
similar problem to Chinese discussion group 6 months before.
Though I have got the same answer as Gary''s Student provided, I had to say
it doesn't totally work in my case..:
1. I have some rectangle graphic blocks, on which I set links to other
files/folders.
These blocks, since not cells, can only set link by using Ctrl+K, not
"=HYPERLINK"
2. I noticed some characters are changed by Excel automatically
e.g. "\\192.168.100.100\[Efficient Work]/[Sample]" would be modified to
"\\192.168.100.100\%5bEfficient%20Work%5d/%5bSample%5d"
Because the hyperlink is not a HTTP URL, it seems Excel finally
confused himself by his modification..
I have used a lot of such folder naming style, which drove me mad when
finding out Excel cannot deal with the non-HTTP hyperlink correctly...
3. If I want to contact Microsoft Office Develop team asking for a patch,
what shall I do? Excel is really a good application, but in my case I really
need it to be better.

Hope anyone could cast light on this problem ASAP

Tiancheng Hu

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

Hi Joe:

Here is a way of making a hyperlink that should work off-local.

First assign a mapped drive designator to your shared drive

G:

then use a hyperlink formula:

=HYPERLINK("file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls","mileage")

--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"Access Joe" wrote:

Hi everyone.

I'm going crazy here. I have a Master Excel file with a bunch of
hyperlinks. Some links go to other spreadsheets in that file, some go to
Word documents, and some go to other Excel workbooks. Everything works
perfectly EXCEPT the links to the other Excel workbooks. When I click a link
that points to another Excel file, it freezes and the just does nothing.
These files are in the same folder as the Word files, so I'm confused as to
why it'll open up other word docs but not other excel docs.

I've tried creating the links in multiple master files - and they will not
work anywhere. The file I'm trying to link to DOES work - I can open it up
manually without a problem. It's not in 'My Docs', it's in a shared company
directory.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks much!

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Thanks a lot~ but unfortunately the macro method also failed..
I should emphasis one point:
2. I noticed some characters are changed by Excel automatically

the modification happened when you Save and then Re-open the Excel file.
I tried your macro, which is quite cool to me since I am still not familiar
with
Office vbscript programming, however the same thing happened..

So, who can please tell me what can I do if I want to contact Microsoft
Office Develop team asking for a patch?
( e.g. like Report Bug forum of SourceForge projects )

Tiancheng Hu

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

Don't use CNTRL-k and the Wizard.

1. I put a simple oval shape on a worksheet using the drawing toolbar
2. I assign a hyperlink to it using a very simple macro:

Sub tchu()
ActiveSheet.Shapes("Oval 1").Select
ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Selection.ShapeRange.Item(1), Address:= _
"file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls"
Range("A1").Select
End Sub

The hyperlink works. This method may offer protection from un-needed HTML
conversions.

Good Luck
--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"tchu" wrote:

Hi everyone,

I have also been going crazy with this problem... since I have post the
similar problem to Chinese discussion group 6 months before.
Though I have got the same answer as Gary''s Student provided, I had to say
it doesn't totally work in my case..:
1. I have some rectangle graphic blocks, on which I set links to other
files/folders.
These blocks, since not cells, can only set link by using Ctrl+K, not
"=HYPERLINK"
2. I noticed some characters are changed by Excel automatically
e.g. "\\192.168.100.100\[Efficient Work]/[Sample]" would be modified to
"\\192.168.100.100\%5bEfficient%20Work%5d/%5bSample%5d"
Because the hyperlink is not a HTTP URL, it seems Excel finally
confused himself by his modification..
I have used a lot of such folder naming style, which drove me mad when
finding out Excel cannot deal with the non-HTTP hyperlink correctly...
3. If I want to contact Microsoft Office Develop team asking for a patch,
what shall I do? Excel is really a good application, but in my case I really
need it to be better.

Hope anyone could cast light on this problem ASAP

Tiancheng Hu

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

Hi Joe:

Here is a way of making a hyperlink that should work off-local.

First assign a mapped drive designator to your shared drive

G:

then use a hyperlink formula:

=HYPERLINK("file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls","mileage")

--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"Access Joe" wrote:

Hi everyone.

I'm going crazy here. I have a Master Excel file with a bunch of
hyperlinks. Some links go to other spreadsheets in that file, some go to
Word documents, and some go to other Excel workbooks. Everything works
perfectly EXCEPT the links to the other Excel workbooks. When I click a link
that points to another Excel file, it freezes and the just does nothing.
These files are in the same folder as the Word files, so I'm confused as to
why it'll open up other word docs but not other excel docs.

I've tried creating the links in multiple master files - and they will not
work anywhere. The file I'm trying to link to DOES work - I can open it up
manually without a problem. It's not in 'My Docs', it's in a shared company
directory.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks much!



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Don't give up just yet. I found a much better way to protect the path:

1. enter this small macro:

Sub go_hyper()
Dim s As String
s = "file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls"
ActiveWorkbook.FollowHyperlink (s)
End Sub

and then on the worksheet:

2. remove the hyperlink from the shape

3. right-click the shape as assign go_hyper to the shape

4. now when the shape is clicked, the macro is activated and the macro does
the hyper jump.

The reason this is better is that Excel is not "clever" enough to try to
"fix" the URL in the samll macro.
--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"tchu" wrote:


Thanks a lot~ but unfortunately the macro method also failed..
I should emphasis one point:
2. I noticed some characters are changed by Excel automatically

the modification happened when you Save and then Re-open the Excel file.
I tried your macro, which is quite cool to me since I am still not familiar
with
Office vbscript programming, however the same thing happened..

So, who can please tell me what can I do if I want to contact Microsoft
Office Develop team asking for a patch?
( e.g. like Report Bug forum of SourceForge projects )

Tiancheng Hu

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

Don't use CNTRL-k and the Wizard.

1. I put a simple oval shape on a worksheet using the drawing toolbar
2. I assign a hyperlink to it using a very simple macro:

Sub tchu()
ActiveSheet.Shapes("Oval 1").Select
ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Selection.ShapeRange.Item(1), Address:= _
"file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls"
Range("A1").Select
End Sub

The hyperlink works. This method may offer protection from un-needed HTML
conversions.

Good Luck
--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"tchu" wrote:

Hi everyone,

I have also been going crazy with this problem... since I have post the
similar problem to Chinese discussion group 6 months before.
Though I have got the same answer as Gary''s Student provided, I had to say
it doesn't totally work in my case..:
1. I have some rectangle graphic blocks, on which I set links to other
files/folders.
These blocks, since not cells, can only set link by using Ctrl+K, not
"=HYPERLINK"
2. I noticed some characters are changed by Excel automatically
e.g. "\\192.168.100.100\[Efficient Work]/[Sample]" would be modified to
"\\192.168.100.100\%5bEfficient%20Work%5d/%5bSample%5d"
Because the hyperlink is not a HTTP URL, it seems Excel finally
confused himself by his modification..
I have used a lot of such folder naming style, which drove me mad when
finding out Excel cannot deal with the non-HTTP hyperlink correctly...
3. If I want to contact Microsoft Office Develop team asking for a patch,
what shall I do? Excel is really a good application, but in my case I really
need it to be better.

Hope anyone could cast light on this problem ASAP

Tiancheng Hu

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

Hi Joe:

Here is a way of making a hyperlink that should work off-local.

First assign a mapped drive designator to your shared drive

G:

then use a hyperlink formula:

=HYPERLINK("file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls","mileage")

--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"Access Joe" wrote:

Hi everyone.

I'm going crazy here. I have a Master Excel file with a bunch of
hyperlinks. Some links go to other spreadsheets in that file, some go to
Word documents, and some go to other Excel workbooks. Everything works
perfectly EXCEPT the links to the other Excel workbooks. When I click a link
that points to another Excel file, it freezes and the just does nothing.
These files are in the same folder as the Word files, so I'm confused as to
why it'll open up other word docs but not other excel docs.

I've tried creating the links in multiple master files - and they will not
work anywhere. The file I'm trying to link to DOES work - I can open it up
manually without a problem. It's not in 'My Docs', it's in a shared company
directory.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks much!

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Great, my dear comrade By using this method we can just struggle
out the gutter(or marsh?) of the hyperlink-auto-fix problem -- I learned
an elegant solution from you
however, in my case there are still 2 points:
1. When I tried this method on the problem like Joe's, I found the macro
could not be assigned to the cells.. it can only be assigned to shapes?
2. I have really a lot of hyperlinks in even single sheet, linked to different
resource files. It will be a little difficult to take care of them by
creating,
assigning and thereafter editing a group of macros...

The best solution, as you also mentioned, is still to prevent the unnecessarry
non-HTTP-hyperlink conversion made by Excel himself. Developer team guys
should have limited the auto-conversion code only to hyperlinks with a
"http://"
prefix... maybe they have other consideration. Can you reach those cool
Microsoft fellows?

Best Regards,
Tiancheng Hu

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

Don't give up just yet. I found a much better way to protect the path:

1. enter this small macro:

Sub go_hyper()
Dim s As String
s = "file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls"
ActiveWorkbook.FollowHyperlink (s)
End Sub

and then on the worksheet:

2. remove the hyperlink from the shape

3. right-click the shape as assign go_hyper to the shape

4. now when the shape is clicked, the macro is activated and the macro does
the hyper jump.

The reason this is better is that Excel is not "clever" enough to try to
"fix" the URL in the samll macro.
--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"tchu" wrote:


Thanks a lot~ but unfortunately the macro method also failed..
I should emphasis one point:
2. I noticed some characters are changed by Excel automatically

the modification happened when you Save and then Re-open the Excel file.
I tried your macro, which is quite cool to me since I am still not familiar
with
Office vbscript programming, however the same thing happened..

So, who can please tell me what can I do if I want to contact Microsoft
Office Develop team asking for a patch?
( e.g. like Report Bug forum of SourceForge projects )

Tiancheng Hu

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

Don't use CNTRL-k and the Wizard.

1. I put a simple oval shape on a worksheet using the drawing toolbar
2. I assign a hyperlink to it using a very simple macro:

Sub tchu()
ActiveSheet.Shapes("Oval 1").Select
ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Selection.ShapeRange.Item(1), Address:= _
"file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls"
Range("A1").Select
End Sub

The hyperlink works. This method may offer protection from un-needed HTML
conversions.

Good Luck
--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"tchu" wrote:

Hi everyone,

I have also been going crazy with this problem... since I have post the
similar problem to Chinese discussion group 6 months before.
Though I have got the same answer as Gary''s Student provided, I had to say
it doesn't totally work in my case..:
1. I have some rectangle graphic blocks, on which I set links to other
files/folders.
These blocks, since not cells, can only set link by using Ctrl+K, not
"=HYPERLINK"
2. I noticed some characters are changed by Excel automatically
e.g. "\\192.168.100.100\[Efficient Work]/[Sample]" would be modified to
"\\192.168.100.100\%5bEfficient%20Work%5d/%5bSample%5d"
Because the hyperlink is not a HTTP URL, it seems Excel finally
confused himself by his modification..
I have used a lot of such folder naming style, which drove me mad when
finding out Excel cannot deal with the non-HTTP hyperlink correctly...
3. If I want to contact Microsoft Office Develop team asking for a patch,
what shall I do? Excel is really a good application, but in my case I really
need it to be better.

Hope anyone could cast light on this problem ASAP

Tiancheng Hu

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

Hi Joe:

Here is a way of making a hyperlink that should work off-local.

First assign a mapped drive designator to your shared drive

G:

then use a hyperlink formula:

=HYPERLINK("file:///G:\yaris mileage.xls","mileage")

--
Gary''s Student - gsnu200759


"Access Joe" wrote:

Hi everyone.

I'm going crazy here. I have a Master Excel file with a bunch of
hyperlinks. Some links go to other spreadsheets in that file, some go to
Word documents, and some go to other Excel workbooks. Everything works
perfectly EXCEPT the links to the other Excel workbooks. When I click a link
that points to another Excel file, it freezes and the just does nothing.
These files are in the same folder as the Word files, so I'm confused as to
why it'll open up other word docs but not other excel docs.

I've tried creating the links in multiple master files - and they will not
work anywhere. The file I'm trying to link to DOES work - I can open it up
manually without a problem. It's not in 'My Docs', it's in a shared company
directory.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks much!



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