Excel Hyperlink doesn't work

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dmcclure

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I can't get a hyperlink I put in an Excel worksheet to open a Publisher file. If I point the hyperlink to another types of files (e.g., Excel, or Word, or jpg file) it works fine. But if I try to point the link to a Publisher file I get the message that "...some files contain viruses ... blah blah... Do you want to open the file?" I click OK then get the error message "Publisher cannot find the file you specified. The next dialog box will let you browse to locate the file....." Then I locate the file, click OK, and it opens. Same path and filename. I've pointed Publisher files all over my computer with the same results.

Any ideas???


Don
 

Anne Troy

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Ok. I made a test pub file.

I created hyperlink.

I get the same message you do, but it then opens right up.

Are your publisher files associated with the correct Publisher program?

Do you know how to set a file association? I would double-check it just to be sure.

Meanwhile, never hurts to clean up your PC in case some temp file is getting in the way: www.theofficeexperts.com/cleanyourpc.htm and then maybe try running detect and repair on Excel.

If that doesn't work, try troubleshooting Excel at www.theofficeexperts.com/excel.htm

Let us know, Don. :)
 

dmcclure

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Thanks for your suggestions. The association is correct. I put this same question on the Office Experts forum. I normally keep my computer cleaned up.

Regards,

Don
 
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