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Hyperlink to use existing browser by using "target" in Word

by seongbae / December 11, 2007 9:46 PM PST


I have a hyperlink in my word document and when clicked, I want it to use the existing browser (not opening a new browser). I set target="browserA" in the hyperlink properties, and the existing browser has frame name set to "browserA". However, this seems to work fine on my colleague's machine that has IE 6 and Word 2003. But on my machine, where IE 7 and Word 2007 are installed, it always opens a new browser. If I create an HTML with same link manually and click on it, it uses the existing browser "browserA". Why is Word 2007 always opening a new browser?

Thank you.


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A question in return.
by Kees Bakker / December 11, 2007 10:27 PM PST

Is this a Word 2003/2007 difference or a IE 6/7 difference? You vary 2 variables at the same time, and that makes it a little bit difficult to answer. Maybe the 'correct' question is "Why is Internet Explorer always opening a new instance?".

Can you try it with a link in, say, a mail in Outlook Express?


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the difference is
by seongbae / December 18, 2007 3:48 AM PST
In reply to: A question in return.

it's actually the difference between outlook 2003 and 2007. outlook 2007 uses word 2007 as its email editor. to my prediction, the links in both outlook 2007 and word 2007 always open a new browser.

it's not the case with outlook 2003. if a window with same frame name is found, it uses existing browser.


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