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😂😊😘 Want to add a clickable link to your Microsoft Word document? You can easily make any text or image in your document a hyperlink that, when clicked, brings the reader to another place in the document, an external website, a different file, and even a pre-addressed email message. This wikiHow article will walk you through creating different types of hyperlinks in your Word document.
Method 1Method 1 of 3:Linking to Another Document or Website
- 1Select the text or image that you want to turn into a link. You can turn any text or image in your document into a link. Highlight the text or click the image that you want to convert into a hyperlink.
- To insert an image into your document, click the Insert tab and select "Pictures." You'll be able to browse your computer for an image file to add. You can also insert clipart to use as a link.
- 2Press ⌘ Command+K (Mac) or Ctrl+K (PC). This opens the Insert Hyperlink window. You can also get to this menu by clicking the Insert tab and then clicking the Link button in the toolbar.Advertisement
- 3Select from the left panel. More options will appear in the right panel.
- 4Select a file or enter a web address.
- To link to a website or a file that's accessible on the web, type or paste the full address (including the "https://" at the beginning) into the "Address" field near the bottom of the window.
- To link to a file on your computer or local network, select that file in the center panel. If it's in the current folder, click Current folder to open its contents. If you opened it recently, click Recent Files to browse those. You can also use the menus at the top to navigate to the correct folder and select the file.
- To create a new blank document instead of opening a certain file, click Create a new document in the left menu, then choose a location for the document.
- 5Set a ScreenTip (optional). You can change the text that appears when the user rests the cursor over the link by clicking the ScreenTip button at the top-right corner and specifying your text. If you don't change it, the screen tip will also display the website address or file path.
- 6Click to save your link. You can now test your link by holding down the Command (Mac) or Ctrl (PC) button on the keyboard while clicking it.
Method 2Method 2 of 3:Linking to a Blank Email Message
- 1Select the text or click the image you want to turn into an email link. You can use any text or image in your document. When you're finished with this method, clicking the selected text or image will bring up a new email message to the address of your choice.
- 2Press ⌘ Command+K (Mac) or Ctrl+K (PC). This opens the Insert Hyperlink window. You can also get to this menu by clicking the Insert tab and then clicking the Link button in the toolbar.
- 3Click in the left panel. This allows you to set up the blank message.
- 4Enter the e-mail address and subject. This will be the address that the reader will be sending the email to. What you enter into the "Subject" field will be automatically filled in for the reader, but they will be able to change it if they want.
- If you use Outlook, you'll see recently-used email addresses in the field at the bottom of the window. Feel free to select one of those.
- Some mail apps, especially web-based email apps, may not recognize the subject line.
- 5Set a ScreenTip (optional). You can change the text that appears when the user rests the cursor over the link by clicking the ScreenTip button at the top-right corner and specifying your text. If you don't change it, the screen tip will show the email address.
- 6Click to save your link. You can now test your link by holding down the Command (Mac) or Ctrl (PC) button on the keyboard while clicking it. Your default email app will open to a new message containing addressed to the address you entered previously.
Method 3Method 3 of 3:Linking to a Place in the Same Document
- 1Place your cursor at the location you want to link to. You can use the Bookmark tool to create links to specific spots in your document. This is great for tables of contents, glossaries, and citations. You can highlight a portion of text, select an image, or just place your cursor in the spot you want.
- 2Click the tab. It's in the menu bar at the top of Word.
- 3Click the button. It's in the toolbar at the top of Word in the "Links" section.
- 4Enter a name for the bookmark. Make sure the name is descriptive enough that you'll be able to recognize it. This is especially important if you are using a lot of bookmarks or more than one person is editing the document.
- Bookmark names have to start with letters but can also contain numbers. You can't use spaces, but you can use underscores instead (e.g. "Chapter_1").
- 5Click to insert the bookmark. Bookmarks will appear on the page surrounded by brackets. You won't see the bookmark on the page if you're using a modern version of Word, but in earlier versions, it may be surrounded by brackets.
- If you want to see brackets around the bookmark so you don't forget where you placed it, click the File menu, select Options, and click Advanced in the left panel. Then, scroll down the right panel and check the box next to "Show bookmarks" under the "Show document content" header.
- 6Select the text or image you want to create the link from. Highlight the text or click the image that you want to turn into a link to your bookmark.
- 7Press ⌘ Command+K (Mac) or Ctrl+K (PC). This opens the Insert Hyperlink window. You can also get to this menu by clicking the Insert tab and then clicking the Link button in the toolbar.
- 8Click in the left panel. This displays a navigation tree with your heading styles and bookmarks.
- 9Select the bookmark you want to link to. Expand the "Bookmarks" tree if it isn't already and select the bookmark you created. You can also select from heading styles you've applied throughout the document.
- 10Set a ScreenTip (optional). To change the text that appears when the user rests the cursor over the link, click the Screen Tip button at the top-right corner. If you don't change the text, the screen tip will display the website address or file path.
- 11Click to save your link. You can now test your link by holding down the Command (Mac) or Ctrl (PC) button on the keyboard while clicking it. This will recenter the view to the line on which you placed the bookmark.
- QuestionWhat hyperlinks are inserted into a document by default?Community AnswerA link to any website or a file with a url will become a hyperlink automatically after you press the space bar, tab key, or return/enter key.
- QuestionHow can I add hyperlinks to Microsoft Word?Community AnswerEdit>Add Hyperlink>add the link. To test the link, Ctrl+Click and it should get you there.
- QuestionHow can I embed a hyperlink into a word or phrase in a Word document?Community AnswerHighlight the word/phrase you want to embed a link into, got into the insert tab, press link. A box that says "insert hyperlink" on the top should pop up, copy/type the link you want into the box at the bottom that says "address" and then press "ok" and you are done!
- If you type a URL into a document (e.g., https://fairmontukhomes.co.uk), Word will automatically make that text a clickable link.
- You can remove a hyperlink by right-clicking it and selecting Remove Hyperlink.XTrustworthy SourceMicrosoft SupportTechnical support and product information from Microsoft.Go to source
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1. Select the text or object you want to turn into a hyperlink.
2. Click the Insert tab.
3. Click the Link button in the toolbar.
4. Click Existing File or Web Page in the left and enter the URL.
5. To link to another file instead of a website, leave the ""Address"" bar blank and select the file instead.
6. Click OK.