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VBA Visio, Excel, and Word - followhyperlink not working with HTTPS!!! "=HYPERLINK()" not working in Visio

Uggh!  Help.  I tried to insert a url into FOLLOWHYPERLINK in VBA (visio) and it's not working.

Because of security reasons, I have not put the actual URL here but it looks something like this:
https://abc.corp/share/page/site/it-department/documentlibrary#filter=path%7C%2FEnterprise%2520Applications%2FSalesforce%25202.0%2FORG%2520Starr2%2FTechnical%2520Specifications%7C&page=1

The URL works fine when I paste it into the address line.  
The URL does not work when I am in Visio and use it in the HYPERLINK field.
The URL does not work when I am in Excel and Insert/hyperlink in a cell.
The URL does not work when I am in Word and Insert/Hyperlink.
Here's the error I get.  (No, the link is not out of date.)

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I need to double-click a shape in Visio and then call up a HTTPS web page.
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brothertruffle880
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brothertruffle880
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

Maybe you have to work with the sub-address variable of FOLLOWHYPERLINK

see reference
http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/office/ff766401.aspx

Regards
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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
If you're using the EventDblClick cell, as described in this question, be sure there are no quotation marks around the formula.

That is, be sure the cell contains:
   =HYPERLINK("https://www.xyz.com")
and not
   "=HYPERLINK("https://www.xyz.com")"

The use of https:// vs. http:// should not matter except that a login may be required.
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