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How to Hyperlink in Word

How to Add Links in Word

How to Hyperlink in Word

A hyperlink in Word acts just like one you see on a webpage or email. When you hyperlink text or graphics, they become clickable and connect you to outside information or to somewhere else within your document.

Insert a Link

  1. Select the text or graphic you want to use as a hyperlink.
  2. Click the Insert tab.
  3. Expand the Links group, if necessary.
  4. Click the Link button.
    Insert a Link
  5. Press Ctrl + K.

  6. Select the type of object you want to link to on the left side of the dialog box:
    • Existing File or Web Page: Creates a link that takes you to another document, a file created in another program like an Excel worksheet, or to a webpage.
    • Place in This Document: Jumps to a heading or bookmark in the same document.
    • Create New Document: Creates a new Word document, then inserts a hyperlink to the new document.
    • E-mail Address: Creates a clickable email address that will create a new email message when clicked.
  7. Specify where the link should lead to:
  8. Depending on what you’re linking to, you’ll have different options here. Specify an external file or webpage, a heading or bookmark in the document, a new file name, or an email address.

  9. Click OK.
    Insert a Link

The selected text is turned into a hyperlink that will go to the specified location (or create a new email message or document) when you hold the Ctrl key and click it.

To edit a hyperlink, right-click it and select Edit Hyperlink. To delete one, right-click it and select Remove Hyperlink.

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