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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Hyperlinks and Anchors

    I'm working with Access 2007 and have several records that contain hyperlinks that link to web pages on my computer. When clicked, the link is supposed to open up the page to a specific point and uses the (#) sign in the path name. However, when I enter the path into the record, the (#) is changed to a (-) and the link doesn't move to the part of the page it's supposed to. How do I fix this?

    Thanks

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    when I enter the path into the record, the (#) is changed to a (-)
    How? Is a form replacing the character? Are you entering it into a table, query or form?

    What data type is the field?
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    I'm entering it into a table and the data type is hyperlink

    The path I copy looks like this

    file:///C:/2003%20Abstracts/Jul03UEU.htm#gfa

    But when I put it in the field it changes to this

    file:///C:/2003%20Abstracts/Jul03UEU.htm - gfa

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    Ok, so hyperlink fields just do that. Chalk another one up for Microsoft screwing things up by trying to be too smart.

    Make the field's Data Type Text instead of a Hyperlink. You can then use an event procedure in a form to navigate to the hyperlink.
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    Double-post removed.
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  6. #6
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    Erm... any help on how I would do that?

    (Sorry, I'm a student who's bit off more than he can chew lol)

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