Hyperlink Address fields

The Hyperlink Address field contains the address (address: The Address field is where Project stores the Universal Naming Convention [UNC] for a file or the Uniform Resource Locator [URL] address of a hyperlink that you have associated with a task, resource, or assignment.) for a hyperlink (hyperlink: A portion of text, distinguished by a color, that contains a link to another file or a location within a file. When you click the hyperlink, a Web browser will search for and display the document that is associated with the hyperlink.) associated with a task, resource, or assignment. You can click the name in the Hyperlink Address field to go to that Web site (Web site: A Web page or collection of pages on an intranet or the World Wide Web that is formatted in HTML and is accessible from a Web browser.) on an intranet (intranet: Any network that provides similar services within an organization to those provided by the Internet. An organization's intranet may or may not be connected to the Internet; its information might be distributed only within the company.) or the World Wide Web (WWW: A subset of the Internet that uses a graphical user interface as opposed to a text-based user interface. The pages or Web sites that display are formatted using by HTML. Web browsers make it possible for users to view Web sites.). You can also use the Hyperlink field to go to a document on your hard disk or on your network.

There are several categories of Hyperlink Address fields.

Data Type    Text (text field: A type of field whose content is text. Examples include the Task Name and Email Address fields. This field can contain up to 255 characters.)

ShowHyperlink Address (task field)

Entry Type    Entered (entered field: A field in which you may type or edit information. This is in contrast with a calculated field, in which Project calculates and enters information.)

Best Uses    Add the Hyperlink Address field to a task sheet when you want to display or go to the addresses associated with tasks. When you add a site in the Hyperlink Address field, the hyperlink indicator appears in the Indicators field.

Example    Many tasks in your project are assigned to outside consulting companies and service bureaus that have Web sites. You add the Hyperlink Address field to the Task Sheet view to see the hyperlink address, for example, "http://www.microsoft.com/," for these outside companies.

Remarks    If you want to edit a hyperlink, don't click the Hyperlink or Hyperlink Address field. Clicking either field starts your Web browser and goes to the referenced hyperlink. Instead, use the arrow keys to highlight the Hyperlink Address field. Then, click the entry bar above the view to edit the hyperlink.

You can also insert a hyperlink in your project file by completing the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.

ShowHyperlink Address (resource field)

Entry Type    Entered (entered field: A field in which you may type or edit information. This is in contrast with a calculated field, in which Project calculates and enters information.)

Best Uses    Add the Hyperlink Address field to a resource sheet when you want to display or go to the hyperlink addresses associated with resources. When you add an address in the Hyperlink Address field, the hyperlink indicator appears in the Indicators field.

Example    Several resources working on your project are consulting companies and service bureaus that have Web sites. You add the Hyperlink Address field to the Resource Sheet view to see the hyperlink address (for example, "http://www.microsoft.com/") for these outside companies.

Remarks    If you want to edit a hyperlink, don't click the Hyperlink or Hyperlink Address field. Clicking either field starts your Web browser and goes to the referenced hyperlink. Instead, use the arrow keys to highlight the Hyperlink Address field. Then, click the entry bar above the view to edit the hyperlink.

You can also insert a hyperlink in your project file by completing the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.

ShowHyperlink Address (assignment field)

Entry Type    Entered (entered field: A field in which you may type or edit information. This is in contrast with a calculated field, in which Project calculates and enters information.)

Best Uses    Add the Hyperlink Address field to the sheet portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage view when you want to display or go to the addresses associated with assignments. When you add an address in the Hyperlink Address field, the hyperlink indicator appears in the Indicators field.

Example    Several assigned resources are consulting companies and service bureaus that have Web sites. You add the Hyperlink Address field to the sheet portion of the Task Usage view to see the hyperlink address (for example, "http://www.microsoft.com/") for these outside companies.

Remarks    If you want to edit a hyperlink, don't click the Hyperlink or Hyperlink Address field. Clicking either field starts your Web browser and goes to the referenced hyperlink. Instead, use the arrow keys to highlight the Hyperlink Address field. Then, click the entry bar above the view to edit the hyperlink.

You can also insert a hyperlink in your project file by completing the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.

 
 
Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Project 2010, Project 2007, Project 2003