ctrl+click on hyperlinks not working in word form

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Hello everyone,

I'm having a problem with a hyperlink in a microsoft office xp word form. If I open the form up in my office 2007 I can ctrl+click the hyperlink and have it open up in Mozilla Firefox just fine. However most of my users are using microsoft internet explorer and office xp. I have one user that I know of that is having problems when she opens the word form up from our web page. It opens up in internet explorer 7.0 fine. But then when she attempts to click or ctrl+click on a hyperlink in that form it doesn't open the page on that hyperlink up. I've searched on microsoft for an answer even though it is rare I ever find anything helpful therel. I have googled it and not found anything helpful. I'm at a loss and very frustrated that after all of the years microsoft has been creating software I still run into stupid problems like this. Does anyone have an idea why ctrl+click on a hyperlink in a word form wouldn't work?  This is a form that is supposed to be available to use by a pretty good number of people. I'm sure there are going to be more that will need to know how to make the hyperlink work.

Thank you in advance for you help with this.


Question by:vmrfadmin
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    Accepted Solution

    Hey Everyone,

    I think I figured this one out. With the older versions of word hyperlinks wont work in a protected form. The way around that is to put the hyperlinks into their own "sections" so that when you protect the form you can select which sections to protect or unprotect. In this case any section with the hyperlink would not be included in the protection. It's kind of hoaky, but it's the only way I could see making it work with the older versions of word. I guess this is one of those things you have to do if you are going to have a word for available for users with older versions of the software.

    Have a great day,


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