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Hi Tom,
That code you wrote out did exactly what I needed it to do. Thank you!

Is there a way to modify it to say:

If user clicks cancel on the 'GetOpenFilename' window, place "" in the cell,

otherwise place the hyperlink...(that is carried out in the bottom 2 lines of the code below.

ChDrive "C"
   ChDir "C:\Users\Desktop\Screenshots\"
   fname = Application.GetOpenFilename
   ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Selection, _
    Address:=fname, TextToDisplay:="Click"

Thanks again,


GetOpenfileName returns a False if the user hits cancel

  Dim fname as Variant
  ChDrive "C"
  ChDir "C:\Users\Desktop\Screenshots\"
  fname = Application.GetOpenFilename
  if vartype(fname) = vbBoolean then
     ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Selection, _
      Address:=fname, TextToDisplay:="Click"
  end if

the clear command will empty the cell and remove any existing hyperlink.

Tom Ogilvy  
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