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Hyperlinks to Websites Not Working in PowerPoint 2007

by adminprof / January 23, 2012 10:46 PM PST

Software: PowerPoint 2007
Operating System: Windows 7
Browser: IE8
PC model number: HP Elite Book 8540W Laptop

I have embedded some hyperlinks to web sites in a PowerPoint presentation. However, the links aren't working like they should be. When I go into slide show mode, I click on the hyperlink. I get the little blue whirling circle indicating the system is working, but the web page never opens. However, when I escape from slide show view and minimize the PowerPoint presentation, there is a highlighted tab in Internet Explorer for the web site I was trying to open. That's not the way embedded hyperlinks are supposed to work. Why is this happening? And how can I fix it?

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In 2007, IE didn't do tabs like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2012 12:12 AM PST
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More About Tabs
by adminprof / January 24, 2012 8:12 PM PST

Thanks for the response.

First, My client is the one having the issue. I have the same exact system setup (Software: PowerPoint 2007, Operating System: Windows 7, Browser: IE8). However, I can click on a hyperlink in PowerPoint slide show view and the website opens in an IE tab. So it works for me, but not for him. What could be different?

Second, we are creating links the correct way as explained in the Microsoft link you attached.

Any other ideas?

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It could possibly be ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 24, 2012 9:22 PM PST
In reply to: More About Tabs

HOW you have tabbed browsing set up in MSIE.

In MSIE 8 click Tools menu then Internet Options then the General tab.

Near the bottom of the window is the Tabs section where you set how pages are displayed. Click the settings button.

Near the bottom of that window is where you set how links from other programs are opened and near the top is a checkbox to "Always switch to new tabs when they are created".

Compare your settings to those of the system that is working.

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"Your client"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2012 4:31 AM PST
In reply to: More About Tabs

Sorry but let's hope you find a setting that's different. Here I run into this nugget and change the browser to the old browser, another browser to get around it. PROTECTION SOFTWARE can create issues too.

I have yet to hear of any cure that is repeatable for this one.

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Agree with you Bob and ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 25, 2012 10:43 AM PST
In reply to: "Your client"?

as another thought he might want to ensure that his client is also in Slide Show View as those links don't work in other views.

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