That sounds like what happens in Outlook or other Office apps. This is by design and it's all about the security. Maybe someone can disable the security but I never tell how.
I have Windows 7 on a Gateway desk model and am having a problem with linking to another web site. I have to right click on the line and got to the address line and delete whats there and then paste the web site to get it to go to the web site. in XP I just clicked on the line and went to it why not with Windows 7 //////