Non-hyperlinked URLs copied into Outlook 2003 e-mails, Windows 7

I've used Outlook 2003 with Windows 2000, XP and Vista.  I've always been able to highlight a browser URL and copy it into the body of an e-mail, creating a hyperlink the recipient could use to visit the webpage.

Now, in Windows 7, I can highlight the URL and copy it into the body of the message, but it's no longer hyperlinked.

There's a hyperlink button in the toolbar for composing most messages, but it takes too long (you have to push a "Browsed Pages" button, then select the page from a list) and it's sometimes impossible to select the page you want to send: you may have visited several pages on a website and now can't distinguish which of the pages on the list is the one you want to send.

Has Windows 7 made it impossible to create hyperlinks in Outlook messages by copying and pasting browser URLs?

Can I turn that feature on so Outlook performs this function as it did in Windows 2000, XP and Vista?

Thanks!

 

 

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Last updated October 17, 2018 Views 916 Applies to:
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Follow the instructions in the link below and check if this helps to resolve the issue

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/officeinstall/thread/8BCF64CC-0742-4797-B962-4AA8644A5749


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When you're using Word as the email editor, you'll have to press ENTER or the SPACE BAR after pasting the link to turn it into a link.

If that doesn't work either, check your AutoFormat settings; it has an option to turn typed hyperlinks into clickable links.



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