I am in charge of creating surveys which is sent as an email invite to users. Recently I created a 10 point scale for users on an email where they click on a number of their choice and it takes them to the survey.

Problem:
The VML i have placed for outlooks is causing issues. Below is the screenshot of how it looks. The scale starts at 0 and is supposed to end at 10 but Outlook 2016 is showing only 1 rather than 10.

Image an be found here: http://syfer.byethost7.com/vml-test/screenshot.jpg

What i have tried:

  • I tested this email through Litmus and it showed everything properly
  • I tried to increase the width of the table in VML to see if it fixes it but it didn't work.
  • I have outlook 2016 (Office 365) and i don't see this issue.

Code snippet for the whole table:


<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="width:100%; max-width: 552px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q Zero -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="0" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
0
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="0" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
0
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q1 -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="1" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
1
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="1" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
1
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q2 -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="2" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
2
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="2" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
2
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q3 -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="3" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
3
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="3" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
3
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q4 -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="4" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
4
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="4" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
4
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q5 -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="5" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
5
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="5" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
5
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q6 -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="6" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
6
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="6" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
6
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q7 -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="7" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
7
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="7" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
7
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q8 -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="8" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
8
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="8" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
8
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q9 -->                                                    
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="9" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
9
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="9" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
9
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
<td width="9%" align="center" valign="top" class="selectors">
<!-- answer for Q10 -->                                                   
<!--[if mso]>
<v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="10" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:45px; text-align:center;" arcsize="10%" strokecolor="#ec00Bc"  fillcolor="#ec00Bc" onmouseover='this.fillcolor="#0088cc"'>
<w:anchorlock/>
<center style="color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;">
10
</center>
</v:roundrect>
<![endif]-->

<!--[if !mso]><!-->
<a href="10" target="_blank" class="button_link" style="width:90%;padding:8px 0px;display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;border:0;text-align: center;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;font-family: sans-serif;color: #ffffff;background: #ec00Bc;border: 1px solid #ec00Bc;-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px;line-height:17px;">
10
</a>   
<!--><![endif]-->

</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

Has anyone encountered this issue and have found a fix?

Looking forward to your replies/comments.

Cheers