MS-Excel / Excel 2003

Creating Hyperlinks for Custom Menus and Toolbars

To give you an idea of how easy it is to create a hyperlink and attach it to a custom menu or toolbar, follow along with the instructions for assigning a new hyperlink to a custom button on the toolbar it's called Choice Tools:

  1. Display the custom toolbar with the custom button to which you want to assign the hyperlink.
    You can do this by choosing View → Toolbars followed by the name of the custom toolbar on the cascading menu.
  2. Right-click on the custom toolbar and then select Customize to open the Customize dialog box.
  3. Right-click on the custom button (the one with the Happy Face icon) and then choose Assign Hyperlink → Open on the shortcut menu.
    Excel opens the Assign Hyperlink: Open dialog box that uses the same general layout and contains most of the same options (except for those used to add a custom ScreenTip) as the Insert Hyperlink dialog box you use to create hyperlinks you don't assign to custom menus and toolbars.
  4. With the Existing File or Web Page button selected in the Link To section, enter the URL in the Address text box and then click OK.
  5. Click the Close button in the Customize dialog box.

The procedure for assigning a new hyperlink to a custom menu item is almost the same. The only difference is that you open the Assign Hyperlink: Open dialog box in this case by right-clicking on the Custom Menu item (when the Customize dialog box is displayed) and choosing Assign Hyperlink → Open from its shortcut menu.

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