Add a Hyperlink not working in 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio/HP012315921033.aspx#1

    Adding a hyperlink by hitting control+K still works but then the hyperlink doesn't appear to work when I trying right clicking on it or when I left click on it in full screen mode.

    Trying to make a slightly interactive software prototype and I like the beta but looks like I will have to use 2007 to use this feature. I was using sub-address that go to another page in the document.

    Anyone else having trouble with this?
    Do I have to enable the hyperlink functionality somewhere?
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:24 AM

All replies

  • I've been working with hyperlinks without any problems and no, you don't have to enable this feature. It should aready be there.

    The Hyperlink dialog has not changed from 2007 to 2010 so if you were able to create hyperlinks successfully in 2007, you should be able to do the same thing in 2010.  If you will give me some detailed steps how you are creating your hyperlinks, perhaps we can figure out what is going wrong.

    The Visio team has written a blog article about hyperlinks in Visio 2010.  You can find it at
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:53 PM
  • HS,

    What type of hyperlinks are you creating that aren't working? To a web URL? To another page? To another shape?

    Chris Roth Visio Guy (http://www.visguy.com)
    Friday, March 19, 2010 12:32 PM
  • Hi Chris,

    I am also having a problem with hyperlinks in Visio 2010.  I created a flow chart in Visio 2007 and it was easy to create a hyperlink to another page.  I think it was right-click Properties and you could see a bunch of actions for double-click, this seems to be removed in 2010.  I can create the hyperlink so you can access it in the R-click menu and that works fine, but when I double click on the shape it either wants to edit the text or pops up with some kind of path error.  Doesn't Microsoft test for this kind of thing?

    Any help would be appreciated.  Cheers.

    ----------------------------------------------------- Regards, Shane Stevenson.
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:22 AM
  • Hi Fred,

    Even I am having issue with Visio while using the hyperlink when i generate the web page of the Visio file.

    I am using BPMN diagram in Visio 2010 & have 5 different Visio files, each having about 30+ processes documented.

    For illustration only:

    Let’s say, I have created 4 files:

    1st File "Plan": which has following collapsed sub-processes:  A--> B --> C?

    2nd File "Planning Activities - A": which has following tasks:  A1--> A2-->A3

    3rd File "Planning Activities - B": which has following tasks:  B1--> B2-->B3?

    4th File "Planning Activities - C": which has following tasks:  C1--> C2-->C3?

    I have linked collapsed sub-process "A" within 1st file with the sub-process worksheet saved in 2nd file to give a blown-up view of expanded sub-process "A". Similarly I have done it for collapsed sub-process "B" as well as collapsed sub-process "C" in 1st file i.e. linked each to its blown-up view in other Visio 2010 file.


    Since 1st file is the parent file, I am trying to save that as web page (*.html).


    When i open the saved web page and click on the collapsed sub-process "A" it opens the Visio file for "Planning Activities - A", instead it showing it on HTML so that I can view A1 on html and then navigate back to A-> B-> C diagram.


    Ideally, when I save as the parent file in html format, data from the entire downstream Visio file should also be saved as html content with configured hyperlinks.


    Appreciate if you can suggest a work around.



    Lubhit Singhvi | Bangalore | India

    +91 9742011000

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 7:33 AM
  • Hello Lubhit,

    I've answered this question for you on the separate thread here:


    Best regards


    John Goldsmith (Visio MVP) http://visualsignals.typepad.co.uk/vislog/ http://www.visualsignals.co.uk/
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 10:28 AM