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Old January 18th 05, 07:14 PM
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Default Excel converts Mapped drive to UNC - How to stop?

- Excel 2000 w/latest patches from Office Update
- Win2K and WinXP and W2KServer and W2003Server

When we enter Hyperlinks to a file in Excel and the target is on a mapped
drive (s:\ mapped to \\servername\sharname\worddoc.doc) Excel converts this
to a UNC path.

When I enter "S:\worddoc.doc" as the Hyperlink that's what I want not

I have tried to change the Hyperlink root in File | Properties Summary Tab,
but that is only a cosmetic change as the tool tip still shows the UNC path.

How can we FORCE Excel to use the drive name and NOT the UNC?


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Old January 20th 05, 12:24 AM
Bill Manville
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Fred wrote:
How can we FORCE Excel to use the drive name and NOT the UNC?

How about
=HYPERLINK("S:\Worddoc.doc","Word doc")

Bill Manville
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