PRJ: Path or URL Not Changed into Hyperlink Automatically

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In Microsoft Project, when you type a path to a file (such as C:\mydocs\Project1.mpp) or a Web address (a URL such as into a text field such as Text1 or Notes, the text may not automatically change into a hyperlink.


This problem occurs when you type the path or Web address without a prefix, such as file: or http://.

In text fields Text1 - Text30 and the Notes field, Microsoft Project requires a prefix such as file: or http:// to distinguish the text as a hyperlink.


To work around this problem, type a prefix such as file: followed by the path to the file. For example, type file:C:\mydocs\Project1.mpp.

Microsoft Project recognizes and changes the following prefixes into hyperlinks:


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Article ID: 195358 - Last Review: January 7, 2015 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Project 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Project Standard 2010
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