Posted 29 May 2009 - 08:29 AM
Error Dialog box: "This Operation has been canceled due to restrictions on your computer. Please contact your system administrator."
I AM the system administrator. I first noticed this with Word with a hyperlink to an Excel file (on my machine and is in fact in the same folder as the Word doc) that I added. Then I had the same issue with Excel - those links mostly being to web pages.
After searching for answers - there is an abundance including paying Microsoft for a solution - I found that (1) if I make IE8 my default browser, the hyperlinks in Excel work. Note that my default browser was (and still is) Seamonkey (v1.1.16). I did click the "Make IE my default browser" - it now is not; Seamonkey is the default and my Excel HLs still open IE8. Cute. Is this a hijack of sorts by MS of how its office apps work?
There was also some other suggestion of a missing Registry entry but that is in fact present on my machine.
NOTE: Running WinXP; latest SP and Office 2003. System is otherwise stable.
I also read that if you have/had Google's Chrome browser and then uninstalled it that similar issues could arise - these however usually are described as issues with email hyperlinks. However, I did install some Google toolbox and missed the fact that Chrome would be part of that. I any case my hyperlink issue arose after Chrome was removed and IE8 installed. I do NOT know if the issue started in between the two actions or not.
I use TreePad+ for organizing various issues and all the Web hyperlinks work just fine. Hence my suspicions about MS and IE8...
A Excel HLs work but only by opening IE8 while I would much prefer it to use Seamonkey (or other browser of CHOICE)
B MS Word hyperlink to an Excel file does not work - I still get the message above.
Any help would be appreciated.