OK, thanks for the replies ...
I think the best way to go forward with this is by example. I was hoping to avoid using a link here as I could be 'done' for advertising ... but that's not my aim, but rather to sort this niggle out!
Here's a URL that will display the behaviour I'm referring to (assuming HTML shows up here!):http://www.cyman64.f2s.com/urls/webdaw.html
(If you click on the above, it strangely works properly and takes you to the right page - please try the exercise below to try to resolve my specific problem ... it'll only take a few seconds
Please place (cut-and-paste) this URL into a new Word/Excel document, so it appears as a hyperlink. I believe that if you click on that link, it will simply open up IE and place the URL in the address line (AND NOT GO TO THE INTENDED PAGE).
Now, without doing anything else, click on the 'Go' button next to the address line in IE and 'Hey Presto!' it works!!!
If you cut-and-paste the link as text and place it in the IE address bar and click 'Go', it will work too, I believe!
What's annoying is that if one WERE to try to advertise the above link, one would like it to go STRAIGHT TO the webpage, i.e. do what it's supposed to do just by clicking the link. Instead, a reader has to do a further click on the 'Go' button. I know it's not much to ask, but in this electronic age, even a single extra click is considered excessive, right?
Any ideas? Please rack your brains!