Change a hyperlink

You can change either the text that is displayed or the address that the hyperlink (hyperlink: Colored and underlined text or a graphic that you click to go to a file, a location in a file, a Web page on the World Wide Web, or a Web page on an intranet. Hyperlinks can also go to newsgroups and to Gopher, Telnet, and FTP sites.) points to.

ShowModify the hyperlink of a label, picture, or command button

  1. Open the form or report in Design view.
  2. Right-click the label, image control (image control: A control that is used to display a picture on a form or report.), or command button to display the shortcut menu.
  3. On the shortcut menu, point to Hyperlink, and then click Edit Hyperlink.
  4. In the Edit Hyperlink dialog box, click an option under Link to, and then fill in the information required for that option.
  5. In the Text to display box, type the text you want displayed in the control.
  6. Click ScreenTip, and type the text you want to appear when the user rests the pointer on the hyperlink. If you leave the ScreenTip text box blank, Access displays the hyperlink address, the name of the database object, or the e-mail address as the ScreenTip.

 Note   You can also modify the hyperlink by typing directly in the property sheet (property sheet: A pane that is used to view or modify the properties of various objects such as tables, queries, fields, forms, reports, data access pages, and controls.).

ShowModify a hyperlink that's stored in a table or displayed in a text box or combo box

  1. Open the table, query, or form in Datasheet view (Datasheet view: A view that displays data from a table, form, query, view, or stored procedure in a row-and-column format. In Datasheet view, you can edit fields, add and delete data, and search for data.).
  2. Right-click the hyperlink field (hyperlink field: A field that stores hyperlink addresses. In an Access database (.mdb), it's a field with a Hyperlink data type. In an Access project (.adp), it's a field that has the IsHyperlink property set to True.) in the datasheet. In the form, right-click the text box or combo box that contains the hyperlink.
  3. To add or modify the display text, point to Hyperlink on the shortcut menu. In the Display Text box, type the display text you want.
  4. To change a hyperlink address, point to Hyperlink on the shortcut menu, and then click Edit Hyperlink.
  5. In the Edit Hyperlink dialog box, click an option under Link to, and then fill in the information required for that option.
 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003