1. Dave R Smith's Avatar
    Google spreadsheets allow hyperlinks to be placed within cells, such as explained here:
    How to Make a Hyperlink Work in Google Spreadsheets | eHow.com

    This works fine with my pc, where clicking cell offers prompt to click to go to hyperlinked page.
    When same document is viewed via my Nexus 7 tablet, I can see the kyperlink text in the cell, but it does not respond to single tap, or touching and holding etc.to activate the link.

    I believe this is a commonly used feature and anticipate it's a feature that google should if anything be better at than excel to encourage the migration to cloud computing.
    Upon googling for info, I can't find other's having problem and I did find a website with known issues with google spreadsheets ( only ahandful listed) but no mention of the above problem.

    So, is there a non-obvious way to activate the link or is it a problem or known bug?
    (I hope this the the right sub-forum foum forthe question)

    TIA
    Dave.
    03-25-2013 09:34 AM
  2. Dave R Smith's Avatar
    Well, in absence of reply I tried another google... and this thread came top... but no answer.
    Via the google spreadsheet 'help' I found the google forum and this thread which resolved it for me:
    http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!searchin/docs/hyperlink$20android/docs/Z7uCAg3FOos

    It's not tap.. or double tap, it,a tap, wait then tap again to get flagged prompt for 'follow link' to tap again. Easy once you know. :-)
  3. Dave R Smith's Avatar
    Well, in absence of reply I tried another google... and this thread came top... but no answer.
    Via the google spreadsheet 'help' I found the google forum and this thread which resolved it for me:
    http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!searchin/docs/hyperlink$20android/docs/Z7uCAg3FOos

    It's not tap.. or double tap, it,a tap, wait then tap again to get flagged prompt for 'follow link' to tap again. Easy once you know. :-)
    03-26-2013 07:45 AM
  4. Chris Hall8's Avatar
    Well, in absence of reply I tried another google... and this thread came top... but no answer.
    Via the google spreadsheet 'help' I found the google forum and this thread which resolved it for me:
    http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!searchin/docs/hyperlink$20android/docs/Z7uCAg3FOos

    It's not tap.. or double tap, it,a tap, wait then tap again to get flagged prompt for 'follow link' to tap again. Easy once you know. :-)
    - - - Updated - - -

    Thank you Dave, just what I was looking for!
    01-10-2014 02:05 AM
  5. K-Am's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    I have a similar problem, except I'm trying to create an index that will link to different sheets within the same file.

    When I 'follow link', it simply goes through the motions and returns to the same page.

    I've also tried this with excel and I get the same problem.

    Does anyone know how to work around this issue?

    To clarify, I have a "home" sheet with an index. I want the hyperlinks to take the user to she sheet which contains the relevant information. On PC's it works fine, but mobiles dont want to know.

    Thanks in advance.

    K-Am
    11-23-2014 05:47 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    With Excel it's easy, using VBA. (Well, easy if you know programming and VBA.) I don't use Google Spreadsheets, so I have no idea if it can be done. (For Excel assistance - and people who just look for a reason to write VBA code for you - see MrExcel Message Board. Some real Excel gurus post there.)
    11-23-2014 11:12 PM

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