In Word 2007, hyperlinks in Word documents to Internet sites no longer work as they should and instead result in the message:
"Word Unable to open [URL]. Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server."
The same hyperlinks copy/pasted to the IE7 browser window address bar work just fine. Also, links in word documents to other documents on my local machine work OK too.
I've tried one suggested fix of creating and modifying a registry subkey but that didn't work so I restored it to the way it was before modification.
This problem may have started, but I'm not sure, after I was having "404" problems accessing Netflix and Wikipedia sites, apparently from having both WinDefender and McAfee firewalls turned on at the same time - Turned one off and problem resolved, but did some other things in IE7, too, so may have caused this current problem then?
Any suggestions or insight will be appreciated.