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Outlook Hyperlink Using Folder Names with Symbols

Posted on 2008-06-11
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This is a problem I am having with Outlook, but since hyperlinks work in Word and Excel, I included them in the zone selection

Employees with my comany like to email hyperlinks to file folders on the network drive to each other when referencing a particular project.  I had a problem recently where the folder name that was referenced included a symbol (i.e. Review #1).  We replaced the "#" with "No. " and it worked perfectly.  Similarly if the filename, in this case Review #1.pdf, includes the symbol, the hyperlink will not work.

Is there a way to get the hyperlinks to work with symbols?
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by:David Lee
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Hi, Mdemint.

The pound sign (#) is essetially a reserved character in hyperlinks since it is used to denote a link to a bookmark on a page.  
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So what I am asking is impossible?
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Yes, it is impossible to use pound signs because they have a specific meaning in hyperlinks.  That meaning is to indicate a link to a bookmark on a page.  It's the same concept as the restriction against using a colon in a file name.  It's not possible because the colon has a specific meaning in a file path.
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Thanks for the answer, enjoy the 500 pts :)
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Thanks and you're welcome.
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