WD2000: Run-Time Error 4198 with VBA Hyperlinks Object


If you use the Visual Basic for Applications Hyperlinks object, and an AutoShape object is selected, you receive the following error message:

Run-time error '4198':

Command Failed
For example, the following macro code causes this error message to appear when your Word document contains a hyperlink, and a floating object is selected:

MsgBox ActiveDocument.Hyperlinks(1).Name
All of the properties of the Hyperlinks object cause the same error message to appear.


Make sure that no AutoShapes, pictures, or other objects with a wrapping style other than In-line with text are selected before you use the Hyperlinks object in your macro code.


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

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Article ID: 228701 - Last Review: Oct 11, 2006 - Revision: 1