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Microsoft KB Archive/173674

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Article ID: 173674

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q173674


SYMPTOMS

If you select an object such as a picture and then insert a hyperlink, the blue line that normally indicates a hyperlink is not placed below the object. The hyperlink still works properly, but there is no visual indication that the object is a hyperlink.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Inline Object

If the object was inserted as an inline object, follow these steps:

  1. Click once to select the object.
  2. Press the RIGHT ARROW key to move the insertion point to the right of the object.
  3. Type a non-breaking space ( CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR).
  4. Select the newly created space and the object (the easiest way is to hold the shift key down and press the LEFT ARROW key twice).
  5. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink. Under "Link to file or URL", type the path of the hyperlink, and then click OK.

Method 2: Floating Object (Convert It to an Inline Object)

If the object was inserted as a floating object, you can convert the picture to an inline object and then insert the hyperlink as in method 1. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click once to select the object.
  2. On the Format menu, click Picture, and then click the Position tab.
  3. Click to clear the Float Over Text check box, and then click OK.
  4. Press the RIGHT ARROW key to move the insertion point to the right of the object.
  5. Type a non-breaking space ( CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR).
  6. Select the newly created space and the object (the easiest way is to hold the shift key down and press the LEFT ARROW key twice).
  7. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink. Under "Link to file or URL", type the path of the hyperlink, and then click OK.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

To verify that a hyperlink exists for an object, move the mouse pointer over the object. The mouse pointer should change to the correct hyperlink pointer (usually a hand), and a ScreenTip for the hyperlink should be displayed.


Additional query words: 8.0 8.00

Keywords: kbbug kbpending kbui KB173674