Microsoft KB Archive/173392

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Article ID: 173392

Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173392


If you have a hyperlink in an HTML document that links to a Microsoft Excel workbook, the hyperlink may fail to work, or if it does work, your workbook may be opened in a separate window instead of within your browser.


You may experience the above behavior if you do the following:

  • Click a hyperlink in an HTML document that opens a Microsoft Excel workbook within the browser window. -and-

  • Click the Back button in your browser to return to the HTML document with the hyperlink. -and-

  • Click the hyperlink again to display your workbook.


This problem was corrected in Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows, Service Release 1 (SR-1). This problem no longer occurs in Microsoft Excel 2000.


For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

156264 Document Disappears After Clicking Hyperlink

162692 Unexpected Error Following Hyperlink


For more information about opening HTML documents, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel 97 Help, type the following text

opening files, on internet

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "About Microsoft Excel and the Internet" topic.

Additional query words: XL97 web http browse

Keywords: kbweb KB173392