formatting text as active hyperlinks

I have tried to format cells containing valid urls as hyperlinks. I can
copy the format from a valid and active hyperlink; but when I paste it
in the cell (I have tried pasting format), the contents look like a
hyperlink, but the mouse cursor does not change when I hover over it,
and I can't open the web site by clicking on it?

Any ideas?

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Hyperlinks are not a Format so cannot be copied as such.

Once copied to the cell, hit F2 then <ENTER> to change to a Hyperlink.

First make sure that Tools>AutoCorrect>AutoFormat as You Type>Replace as you
Type "Internet and networks paths with hyperlinks" is checked.

Alternative..........In an adjacent cell enter  =HYPERLINK(cellref)

To change a great whack all at once, use David McRitchie's macro.

Sub MakeHyperlinks()
'David McRitchie
Dim Cell As Range
    For Each Cell In Intersect(Selection, _
            Selection.SpecialCells(xlConstants, xlTextValues))
        With Worksheets(1)
            .Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Cell, _
                    Address:=Cell.Value, _
                    ScreenTip:=Cell.Value, _
        End With
    Next Cell
End Sub

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 12:00:40 -0500, dpimental
<> wrote:

>I have tried to format cells containing valid urls as hyperlinks. I can
>copy the format from a valid and active hyperlink; but when I paste it
>in the cell (I have tried pasting format), the contents look like a
>hyperlink, but the mouse cursor does not change when I hover over it,
>and I can't open the web site by clicking on it?
>Any ideas?

9/29/2004 8:02:08 PM

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