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Cannot click to activate hyperlink
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When you click a hyperlink in a Microsoft Word document to activate it or to follow it to the intended location, nothing happens.
This problem may occur as in the following examples:
This is a design change in Word and is consistent with some other Microsoft Office programs, such as Microsoft FrontPage.
To activate a hyperlink in a Word document, hold CTRL and click the hyperlink.
Note When you rest your mouse over a hyperlink, the ScreenTip displays the following message:
CTRL + click to follow linkTo turn off this default functionality in Microsoft Word, turn off the Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlink option. To do this, follow these steps: