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Stumped - Hyperlinks not functioning

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09-13-2004 06:21 AM
I have linked many drawings to Excel spreadsheets via hyperlinking with relative paths. The hyperlinks worked fine up until I tried them in the last week or so. The only change to my system that I can think of is XP SP2. Attempting to follow the link by ctrl+click gives the message: Hyperlink destination cannot be found. I tried going in and relinking by browsing for the file through the Edit Hyperlink dialog, but it still doesn't work. If I click the "target" button in the same dialog box, I get the message: AutoCAD could not open this file or could not parse a file of this type. If I uncheck the box for relative hyperlinking, it still doesn't work. Finally, If I remove the link altogether and relink, the hyperlinks still do not function. What else can I try? Thanks, Ron E
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Re: Stumped - Hyperlinks not functioning

07-10-2007 09:50 AM in reply to: *Ron
Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I'm getting the same message trying to link a pdf to my files.
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Re: Stumped - Hyperlinks not functioning

04-25-2008 12:36 PM in reply to: *Ron
Just experienced the same problem. Discovered through experiment that autocad wouldn't open by hyperlink in this particular instance a filename with "#" in it.

Try renaming target file.
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Re: Stumped - Hyperlinks not functioning

04-25-2008 12:58 PM in reply to: *Ron
Did you recently upgrade to Excel 2007.

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Re: Stumped - Hyperlinks not functioning

03-26-2010 11:05 AM in reply to: *Ron
Try 'working' the hyperlink: start one-by-one with different type of files, e.g. jpgs, pdfs etc and then go on to change over to ms word, excel, whatever your original target is.
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Re: Stumped - Hyperlinks not functioning

06-06-2013 06:13 PM in reply to: tripgrass
All of my links work except those with # in them also. It must be a bug with the pound sign.

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