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Excel VBA - Outlook Html body hyperlink

Posted on 2014-04-08
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Last Modified: 2014-07-10
I am sending an email using Excel VBA via Outlook
I want to use an html body with a hyperlink
I tried the following hoping that the hyperlink would naturally work but it doesn't

 oMsg.HTMLBody = "<html><body><font size=3  color=red>Automated invoicing powered by www.online-excel.co.za</font></body></html>"
Question by:Murray Brown
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by:Pratima Pharande
ID: 39985269
oMsg.HTMLBody = "<html><body><font size=3  color=red>Automated invoicing powered by <a>www.online-excel.co.za</a></font></body></html>"
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oMsg.HTMLBody = "<html><body><font size=3  color=red>Automated invoicing powered by <a href=www.online-excel.co.za>www.online-excel.co.za</a></font></body></html>"

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by:Murray Brown
ID: 39985293
Thanks very much
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Expert Comment

by:Jaes Overley
ID: 40188677
I see that this question was already answered, but the HTML code should have quotes around the hyperlink reference URL. In order to do that in Excel VBA always use two double quotations around any quoted items within a string.

oMsg.HTMLBody = "<html><body><font size=3  color=red>Automated invoicing powered by <a href=""www.online-excel.co.za"">www.online-excel.co.za</a></font></body></html>"

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by:Murray Brown
ID: 40188941
Thanks for the extra help

Expert Comment

by:Jaes Overley
ID: 40188957
No problem. It may not be an issue in this case, but at some point you might need to put quotes in your HTML string within VBA and would need this extra bit of information.

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