hyperlinks in a spreadsheet keep breaking - any thoughts ?

I have a list with about 380 records which I use with filters on at the top 
of the column. One column refers to filenames which I have tried to replace 
with hyperlinks - I set the links up then after eg filtering, and moving 
around the sheet, and perhaps closing & reopening the book, the links fail to 
work again, the error message is "address not valid".
How can I ensure the links keep working ? I am working on a network.
8/5/2005 11:03:02 AM
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I think I'd try creating the hyperlinks using the worksheet function:

Say your filename is in A2, then put this in B2:
=hyperlink("file:////"&a2,"Click Me")

and see if it works.

A2 should contain the full path:
c:\my documents\excel\myfile.xls

RolandIllman wrote:
> I have a list with about 380 records which I use with filters on at the top
> of the column. One column refers to filenames which I have tried to replace
> with hyperlinks - I set the links up then after eg filtering, and moving
> around the sheet, and perhaps closing & reopening the book, the links fail to
> work again, the error message is "address not valid".
> How can I ensure the links keep working ? I am working on a network.


Dave Peterson
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8/5/2005 12:31:20 PM

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