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hyperlinks and closing workbook

hyperlinks and closing workbook

hyperlinks and closing workbook

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I use excel's hyperlink function to keep projects organized and to make access to files a one-click affair. The problem is that when a hyperlink is activated, the destination software opens and the file displays but the active workbook where the hyperlink originates closes. Excel does not close, only the workbook. Is there a setting to change this? I've seached through the help but was unable to find anything that may affect this change.
Thanks in advance.

RE: hyperlinks and closing workbook

If you have web toolbar enabled you can get back where you came from using the back button. I'm not sure if this helps you.

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RE: hyperlinks and closing workbook

My excel workbook does not close this way. Try on a different computer.

Ciao.

RE: hyperlinks and closing workbook

I have spreadsheets that work both ways.  

One spreadsheet has many links created 3 years ago - it doesn't close the parent spreadhseet when you click a link.

One spreadsheet has only one link created a few months ago, it does close the parent spreadsheet when you click a link.

I don't know whether the relevant factor is number of links or version of excel in which the file was created or some other factor.

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