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Word is preparing to open the document when clicking on a link in a word document

Posted on 2011-03-03
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My customer has a document with links embedded. when she hits ctrl-click she gets message "Word is preparing to open the document" and then hangs, she then has to go to Task Manager and end task word.  I can open the links from the document just fine, and she can go to different computers and open the links just fine as well.
I tried researching in google on this issue but came up flat.  Do you know what could be causing this?
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Question by:otishelp
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by:networkadminkjmc
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No  sure what the cuase is, but reinstall? Permissions?
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by:otishelp
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anyone else?  this is just a regular word document, that has links embedded in it.  Maybe she has a security setting in Word that's turned on/off??
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by:10023
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Found this at Microsoft ... might help
An automatic fix from Microsoft or manual registry edit
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823301

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Another thing i would try is turning off the firewall and seeing if the hyperlink works
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10023 earned 500 total points
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Found this
Go to word  button ...[word options]..then [advanced]
then editing options at the top go down about 5 or 6 lines to
checkbox enable control + click for hyperlink
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by:otishelp
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thanks I'll check your solutions out 10023!  I'll let you know today hopefully, my customer is a busy lady :)
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