Disable automatic invocation of email when selecting a cell in Excel RRS feed

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  • Windows 7 Excel 2010

    I have a spread sheet that has entries containing email addresses. When I select one of these cells, Outlook automatically opens a new email with the email address in the TO field. How do I prevent this from happening? Earlier research suggested an option on the Tools menu, but, of course, there is no Tools menu.

    P.S. I selected the Archive Forum Category only because there isn't a forum in the list for Office, which seems odd.

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 6:01 PM

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  • Hello Rancho Dude.

    Your question should be asked in the Microsoft Community Office Forum, more appropriate for this kind of topics.
    Anyway, you know that Excel is smart enough to recognize the format of data inserted into the cells of a spreadsheet: you could simply change the format of those cells to text, thus preventing a click from invoking the e-mail client.


    Luigi Bruno

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 9:37 PM