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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Inserting Hyperlinks.
One of the features built into Excel is support for the Internet. One aspect of this is the ability to add hyperlinks to your Excel workbooks. When you insert a hyperlink, there are two types you can use. You can insert either an absolute or a relative hyperlink. To insert a hyperlink:
Figure 1. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box.
If you indicated in step 5 that you want to use a relative hyperlink, Excel assumes that the information in the Link to File or URL box (Excel 97) or the Type the File or Web Page Name box (Excel 2000) or the Address box (Excel 2002 or Excel 2003) should be added to what is called a base URL to create a full URL. The base URL is specified in the following way:
Figure 2. The Summary tab of the Properties dialog box.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2802) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Inserting Hyperlinks.
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