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Use Hyperlinks

Use hyperlinks to point to web pages, other files, email addresses and other parts of the same document. Hyperlinks make it easy for the reader to access related content.

To follow a hyperlink in Word you need to hold down the Ctrl key and click with the mouse.

Insert a Hyperlink

  1. Select the text you want to use for the hyperlink
  2. Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Hyperlink button in the Links group

To a Web Page

  1. Click the Existing File or Web Page option in the Link to: panel
  2. Hyperlink to a web page

  3. Type the URL of the web page into the Address: box
  4. Or

    Click the Browse the Web button, find the web page you want to use and close the browser

  5. Click Ok

To a File

  1. Click the Existing File or Web Page option in the Link to: panel
  2. Locate and select the file you want to link to
  3. Insert hyperlink to an existing file

  4. Click Ok

To an Email Address

  1. Click the E-mail Address option in the Link to: panel
  2. Email address link

  3. Type the address you want to use
  4. Enter a subject for the email in the Subject: field for Word to enter a default subject on the email
  5. Click Ok

To a Part of This Document

To link to a part of this document you first need to create bookmarks or format headings for the parts of the page you want to link to.

  1. Click the Place in This Document option in the Link to: panel
  2. Insert hyperlink to a place in this document

  3. Select the heading or bookmark you want to use
  4. Click Ok

Remove a Hyperlink

Hyperlinks can be removed from text if they are no longer required.

  1. Right click on the hyperlinked text
  2. Select Remove Hyperlink from the shortcut menu

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