Using VBA to insert hyperlink to local file in outlook email
Posted on 2005-05-05
I've written a VBA macro for MS Word to create an email in Outlook. It's supposed to create a hyperlink in the body of the email, but does not. The relevant portion of the code is at the end of this email. The macro grabs the full path & file name of the current file and stores it as a variable (currname) with all the spaces replaced with "%20". If I paste that variable in an email AND THEN SPACE WITH THE SPACEBAR, it creates a hyperlink which you can click on. The macro inserts the text, but it doesn't trigger outlook to turn it into a hyperlink.
Q. -- what can I do to make sure that a hyperlink is created?
I'm trying to automate a work-flow system for a small workgroup where critical documents are proofread by a co-worker before release. The intent of the macro is to automate sending an email which contains a hyperlink that the coworker can click on to open the document. We don't want to email the actual document around.
Dim currname As String
currname = Replace(ActiveDocument.FullName, " ", "%20")
Dim oOutlookApp As Outlook.Application
Dim oItem As Outlook.MailItem
Set mydata = New DataObject
Set oOutlookApp = GetObject(, "Outlook.Application")
Set oItem = oOutlookApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)
.BodyFormat = olFormatHTML 'Set the recipient for the new email
.To = "firstname.lastname@example.org"
.Subject = "PROOFREAD"
.Body = "Please click this link " & currname & " to open this document. Please proofread it and correct any errors, then print and bring to me for signature."