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After creating then accessing Excel hyperlink I get a consistent error. What is the cause?

Posted on 2013-01-07
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Excel 2013
Mozilla (default browser)

The same hyperlink works in Mozilla just fine.  But from within  excel I receive this error:

cannot locate the internet server or proxy server

I can I salvage this.
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Question by:rhservan
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by:andrewssd3
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Perhaps your link is not quite right in Excel.  Does it start with http://  ?  It would help if you could post your sheet so we can see what's going on.

Thanks

Stuart
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by:rhservan
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Here is the file.

It has two links created in it, both have the same error returned as previously discussed.
test.xlsx
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by:andrewssd3
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This works fine for me in Excel 2007 with Chrome, although it complains about the certificate for the second link.  I don't really have any other suggestions, unless it's something related to your Trust Center settings
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After allowing an excel rule on my outbound side firewall I was able to open the link normally.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for rhservan's comment #a38755060

for the following reason:

I selected my solution since it was correct and exactly the answer required.
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It would be nice to get at least some points for this as I took your file and gave you independent verification that it worked on other machines.  I also suggested that it may be something to do with security settings, which proved to be the case.
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