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Windows 7: Outlook 2007: How do I turn on links to be active when writing emails?

27 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Outlook 2007: How do I turn on links to be active when writing emails?

When I write emails in Outlook 2007 and write a link it looks like it is not active but when I read the email after sending, I can see that the link is active since it is underlined but when I write it it is not underlined

Why is that and how can I change it so it looks active when writing it?
Some of the people receiving my emails says the links are not active so they have to copy/paste the links into their browser.... ????

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27 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 10 Workstation x64

You need to make sure you are not sending emails as plain text, I've not got outlook 2007 installed here so I cant give you a step by step instructions to switch it to html.

The following Microsoft page has full instructions - Change the message format to HTML, Rich Text, or plain text - Outlook -
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27 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thanks but I already use HTML format when sending emails.
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27 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Just a small point; do press the space bar or press enter after you've typed the link?

Doing so should convert it to a hyperlink.
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27 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thanks, I do press the space bar or Enter but the link still just looks like normal text with no underscore...
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27 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This looks like it should resolve the problem:
How to create hyperlinks in Outlook 2007

Some quotes from the thread linked above...

Web addresses in the messages I get in plain text do not longer display as
clickable hyperlinks. How can I re-enable them?

Outlook 2007 has an option to recognize Internet links in a message and turn
that into a clickable link. By default this option is turned on.

If this option inadvertently got turned off (or if you actually prefer to
have it turned off), you can change it in the following location;

Tools-> Options-> Mail Format-> Editor Options-> Proofing-> tab AutoFormat

Here make sure the following options are selected;

In section Replace:
Internet and network paths with hyperlinks
In section Always AutoFormat:
Plain text e-mail documents

On the "AutoFormat as you type" tab,

Under "Replace as you type"

check "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks"
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