Word 2007 Can't Create Hyperlinks with Spaces or %20 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Word 2007 won't allow the creation of hyperlinks with spaces or %20. The OK button in the hyperlink dialog box becomes disabled as soon as a %20 is added to the hyperlink address.

    For example...  "" is fine but... ""

    ... no can do.

    We have two copies of Word 2007 and both have this problem. Word 2010 seems to work fine.

    Any ideas? 

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:01 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Try to use <> to make the link in it.

    For example:


    Then the OK button will not disabled. Click the OK button, then it will done.

    Jaynet Zhang

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 5:21 AM
  • Thanks for the reply. For some reason, that doesn't work for me.

    The OK button stays enabled until I put the closing >, then it disables.

    For example, I can choose OK for "<http://www.micro" but not for "<http://www.micro>" 

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:10 PM
  • Hi,

    Now I tried this both in my Word 2007 and Word 2010, it doesn’t work.

    I also tried to used macro to do this, but if the hyperlink contains spaces, it will show “Error, hyperlink not vaild…”.

    So I think the only way is type in the link with <>in the document directly, then press Enter key.

    Then the link will show, but the display text cannot be changed.

    Jaynet Zhang

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:10 AM
  • I can create a hyperlink in Word 2007 containing spaces by typing <> around the url BUT the hyperlink doesn't work - Ctrl click does nothing.

    Digging deeper I can see that Word creates an invalid hyperlink with no target URL...I looked in the Word doc XML and the hyperlink is invalid - it has no relationship (there should be a r:id attribute on the w:hyperlink)....

    <<w:hyperlink w:history="1">
    -   <w:r w:rsidRPr="001B6FD9">

    ... .....

            <w:t> and PDF</w:t>


    Anyway, I can't believe that Word 2007 can't create a hyperlink with spaces. Nobody does this???? Looking on the web there seems to be some guides on how to do it - seems it works for some people - or did at some point...

    Friday, July 13, 2012 12:30 PM