If you've ever needed to reference a file or location with spaces in the URI, such as:
You may have been annoyed by the complete URI not getting auto-linked due to the spaces in it. One way to fix it is to select the entire text, copy it, go to Insert | Hyperlink and paste it in there. But another quicker way to accomplish this is to wrap the URI in < and="">, such as:
and Outlook will automatically remove the <>'s and make the entire URI a hyperlink:
(I'm using Outlook to post this entry, and it auto-corrected the link with <>'s above for me; pressing Ctrl+Z reverted it to the way I typed it. This is useful in Excel too, when it auto-hyperlinks a URI you type in a cell)
Great tip.. do you think other email software like Pegasus etc will do the same thing?
Sorry I don't know - I'm guessing you found that entry from the main weblogs.asp.net page. If you open my blog (http://weblogs.asp.net), you'll see that I specifically talk about Microsoft Exchange & Outlook :-). There's a link on the left to my old blog if you're interested.
thanks a lot for the grea tip. You have no idea how much annoyed I have been with Outlook for not making those links correctly. Now I know how to make it work ! :-)
BEST... TIP... EVER. Seriously, this is one of those things that has ALWAYS been a pain for me in Outlook. Blessing to your and all your offspring (from whatever deity(s) you happen to believe / not believe in) for this tip!
What are the rest of "those things" that frustrate you about Outlook?
I've been doing it with quotes for a while, didnt ever think that other characters would work as well. :)
I LOVE this little feature. I've been using it for a while. Keep 'em coming!
BTW, I also love that you're asking the question above "what are the rest of those things that frustrate you about Outlook?" I can't wait to be part of the conversation...