I’m sure you’ve noticed it before: phone numbers, addresses, dates, and—sometimes seemingly random—words like ‘tonight’ automatically turn blue and underlined in emails viewed on an i OS device.These bits of information trigger app-driven events, such as making a call, launching a map, or creating a calendar event.In this example, i OS has activated a couple bits of date-based text to trigger a calendar event associated with the listed dates.
Just as the meta tag approach, it removes the link entirely, stripping what could be useful functionality for the user.When it comes to email marketing, it’s all about your audience.Use Litmus Email Analytics to discover which email clients are most popular with your subscribers. Discover your audience → Readers of our original post suggested utilizing meta tags, foo-ing links or including a funny thing called a zero-width non-joiner. Our control is a simple email with an address, a phone number and a date—text that frequently ends up as blue links in i OS: Verdict: Tread carefully.While this solves the branding/style issue, it also removes functionality that users may be accustomed to (and may prevent subscribers from being able to call you! A zero-width non-joiner is a “non printing” character—in other words, a character that does not represent a written symbol.In this test, we placed a zero-width non-joiner (ZWNJ) after the first character in the string of blue linked text: The entity for ZWNJ is placed right after the first number of the address.He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. Spend more time working and less time trying to figure it all out! I have a Word doc with links to multiple Excel files that I would LOVE to open without it updating the links.Check out I also UNCHECKED the ' Update automatic links at open' option, as I've been trying to convert WORD Docx with the hyperlinks to PDF, but it continues to update and displays actual URL in the converted PDF and the WORD Docx after converting it! I do not want to REMOVE the links, but just stop the update... I un-checked the 'Update automatic links at open' option, saved, and closed the file.If you have any comments or questions please use the comments form at the end of the guide.Software/Hardware used: Excel 2011 running on Mac OS X. With Excel 2011 open click Excel in the Menu bar and click Preferences from the list. When the Excel Preferences window opens click Auto Correct in the page will load, uncheck Replace Internet and network paths with hyperlinks and click OK to save the changes.To speed up opening your document, turn off automatic updating and things should be fine.Of course, if you want to make sure you have the latest updates of your linked objects, you will need to update them manually, or simply turn on the option and reopen your document.