Adding an Excel  Hyperlink in Outlook with an Excel Macro

Posted on 2011-02-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Guys, I am sending a Excel piece of work to my manager which he must approve via e-mail.
He wants a hyperlink to the Excel path in his e-mail so he can see it straight away. I have this code which sends him the e-mail from an Excel button with Voting Buttons but only text appears not a Hyperlink. Any ideas how its done?  
  With OutMail
            .To = ";"
            .VotingOptions = "Approve;Reject"    'you can include what you want in fact

            .CC = ""
            .BCC = ""
            .Subject = "FITR Dailies - "
            .Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem.HTMLBody = "G:\Restricted\UKMFG-TS-AM-EUC03\TRES\FITR - P11 Feb'11\FITR Oracle Dailies Feb'11.xlsm"

        End With
'        On Error GoTo 0
Question by:JCutcliffe
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David Lee earned 500 total points
ID: 34972082
Hi, Justin.

You have to format the link as a hyperlink using HTML tags.  Change this line

.Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem.HTMLBody = "G:\Restricted\UKMFG-TS-AM-EUC03\TRES\FITR - P11 Feb'11\FITR Oracle Dailies Feb'11.xlsm"


.Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem.HTMLBody = "<a href=""file://G:\Restricted\UKMFG-TS-AM-EUC03\TRES\FITR - P11 Feb'11\FITR Oracle Dailies Feb'11.xlsm"">Open the spreadsheet</a>"

Author Comment

ID: 34997963
Hi I am getting "Run time error '438' Object does not support this property or method" using your code (see below). Any ideas why?

    .To = ";"
            .VotingOptions = "Approve;Reject"  
                   .Subject = "FITR Dailies - "
            .Body = "G:\Restricted\UKMFG-TS-AM-EUC03\TRES\FITR - P11 Feb'11\FITR Oracle Dailies Feb'11"
          Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem.HTMLBody = "<a href=""file://G:\Restricted\UKMFG-TS-AM-EUC03\TRES\FITR - P11 Feb'11\FITR Oracle Dailies Feb'11.xlsm"">Open the spreadsheet</a>"
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by:David Lee
ID: 35002440
Which line is the error on?

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