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Links in Word document: controlling the brower

by cmplxgal / May 7, 2007 3:35 AM PDT

I am working with hyperlinks in a Microsoft Word 2003 document for the first time. Is there a way to control the browser that is called when the user links on a link? I imagine it's hard-coded to call IE, but I'm wondering if there is a setting to call the user's default web browser, which in my case is Firefox. Thanks, everyone.

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In Office 2000 ...
by Kees Bakker / May 7, 2007 5:34 AM PDT
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by cmplxgal / May 7, 2007 6:57 AM PDT
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Kees, I did double-check everything. Firefox says it's the default browser, and the "Set Program Access and Default" dialog box says that "my current Web browser," not IE, is the default. In fact, access to IE is disabled in that dialog. However, the screens that my links are displaying in is labeled Windows Internet Explorer across the top. Not sure what I'm missing. Thanks, Robin.

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You have to....
by Papa Echo / May 7, 2007 7:47 PM PDT
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...also go to IE to make it not to be the default browser. Making Firefox the default browser at Firefox does not provide enough "punch" !

(At IE --Tools>Internet Options. Programs tab. At the bottom, uncheck where it says "Internet Explorer should check.....")

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(NT) Sorry, I really don't know what's wrong.
by Kees Bakker / May 7, 2007 7:57 PM PDT
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