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Why don't links to Excel Forum work in Office 2016?

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    Why don't links to Excel Forum work in Office 2016?

    Hi all-
    I've been using and contributing to Excel Forums for about 2 months. When I download a workbook to examine, it seems logical to paste a link to the associated thread right in that workbook. Problem is, when I later click on the link, I get this:Untitled.png
    I tried pasting in Word and got the same error message. I tried typing it in, same thing. Then I tried it on ANOTHER computer - also Office 2016, but different anti-virus/security protocols and programs AND a different browser. SAME RESULT! What's up with this???? Any thoughts or observations?
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    Re: Why don't links to Excel Forum work in Office 2016?

    Well, I found a solution. Turns out Office programs attempt to access links first before forwarding the URL to your browser to load the web page. If the website returns a code for that URL that APPEARS to be an error, Word or Excel just refuse to load it, without actually forwarding it.
    Here's a link to a more complete answer: https://www.hampelgroup.com/unable-t...-in-wordexcel/
    And here is a WORKING FIX from Microsoft:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...r-proxy-server
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    Re: Why don't links to Excel Forum work in Office 2016?

    Hi, leelnich,
    I noticed a similar Excel Forum quirk when clicking on links in Word: (I found a workaround that worked for me)
    https://www.excelforum.com/suggestio...ml#post4641605

    Thanks a lot for help explaining the mystery
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