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Powerpoint 2010 loses the anchor portion of links to external web sites.

My version:

  • Help->About reports: Version: 14.0.6112.5000 (32-bit)

Does anywone know a way to get around this?

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The hackish, I-don't-know-anything-about-the-nature-of-your-problem solution: bit.ly . – digitxp Jan 22 '12 at 0:58
    
Ok, so I answered my own question. Go ahead and paste in the URL: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_PowerPoint#Criticism, and replace the # with "%23" like this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_PowerPoint%23Criticism. When you save it, it'll get corrected to a # character and will work when you reopen it. – JohnnyLambada Jan 22 '12 at 1:01
    
@digitxp -- doh, that's an excellent solution as well. – JohnnyLambada Jan 22 '12 at 1:04
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Go ahead and post it as an answer--upvoting is fun. – digitxp Jan 22 '12 at 1:11
    
Yup, please use the answer your question button. That way, you can mark it as accepted later. – slhck Jan 22 '12 at 2:42
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Ok, so I answered my own question.

When you save it, it'll get corrected to a # character and will work when you reopen it.

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But when you save it again, PPT once again trashes the link. It's a bug that's now been reported to MS. With any luck, maybe we'll see a SP that fixes it. – Steve Rindsberg Mar 8 '12 at 0:50
    
Is there a link to the bug? – JohnnyLambada Mar 8 '12 at 4:53
    
Not that I know of ... I don't think MS exposes its internal bugtracking to us civilians. – Steve Rindsberg Mar 11 '12 at 17:59

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