How to make a link in a Word document

How to make a link in Word? A hyperlink is a part of a document (any graphic object or text), clicking on it takes you to a web page or to a specific file that is on the Internet or on your computer. A hyperlink in Word is most often done to follow such a link to some site to which such a link was made to go.

To make the transition, you must press the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and left-click on the link, after which you will automatically be taken to the site or file you need, to a specific place in the document, a new document will be opened or e-mail will be opened.

How to create such a link in a Word document will be discussed in this article for different versions of Microsoft Word. We will create a hyperlink to a web page on the Internet, to a place in a document, and to a new Word document.

In different versions of Microsoft Word, these actions are performed in the same way, there are only differences in the interface of the program versions.

Create a hyperlink in a Word 2007 document

In Word 2007, this example will show you how to create a hyperlink in a Word document to a specific site.
To do this, you will need to open a Word document. In the window of an open document, select a word, expression, text fragment, symbol or graphic object. In this case, I highlighted the word “DOWNLOAD”.

Next, you will need to copy the address of the site you need on the Internet. Go to the “Insert” tab, then click the “Hyperlink” button.

After that, the “Insert hyperlink” window opens.

Under the expression “Link to:” you must click on the button “file, web page” (in our case). You can also link to a specific location in a document, or link to another document or email.

In the “Address:” field, paste the copied link of the site you need. In the “Text:” field, the link address will be entered automatically.

If you need to enter instead of a simple Internet address (for example, https://vellisa.ru/) some expression that will be displayed instead of a simple web address, then you can hide such a link with such an expression (anchor).

To do this, in the “Text:” field, you will need to enter the necessary word or expression. In this example, I entered the word “DOWNLOAD”.

Then click on the “OK” button. After that, the link in Word will be inserted at the right place in the document.

To follow a link from a Word document, right-click on the hyperlink, and in the context menu, click on the “Open Hyperlink” item.

Next, there is a transition to the website, a browser window opens, and you get to the site to which you have now created a hyperlink.

You can create a hyperlink in another way. After opening a Word document, select the expression or piece of text you need, then right-click on the selected expression or piece of text. Next, in the context menu, click on the item “Hyperlink …”.

The “Insert Hyperlink” window opens. In this window, repeat the steps above to insert a hyperlink into a Word document.

Create a hyperlink in a Word 2003 document

In this example, we will be creating a link to a location in a Word document. First, you will need to select a piece of text, a graphic object, or a symbol to which the hyperlink will be attached (in this example, the word in the document is “For”).

In the “Insert” tab, in the context menu, you will need to select the “Bookmark …” item.

In the “Bookmark” window, click on the “Add” button. Here you can enter the name of the bookmark (must start with a letter and there must be no spaces), by default the name is entered automatically.

Now move on to the text (in our case) that should be a hyperlink. Select this text (in this example, the word “click”), and in the context menu click on the item “Hyperlink …”.

In the “Adding a hyperlink” window, under the expression “Link to:”, click on the “place in the document” button, then select the desired place in the document and select it. After that, click on the “OK” button.

The hyperlink has been created. To go to a specific place in the document, right-click on the link, in the context menu, click on the “Open hyperlink” item. After that, it will move to a specific place in the Word document to which the link was created.

Create a hyperlink in a Word 2010 document

In Word 2010, we will create a hyperlink to a new file. To do this, in the window of an open Word document, select a piece of text, a symbol or a graphic object to which the hyperlink will be attached. Right-click on the selection (in this example, the word “document”), then select the item “Hyperlink …” in the context menu.

In the “Adding a hyperlink under the expression” Link to: “window, click on the” new document “button, select a place in the document and select it. The selected word will be displayed in the “Text:” field.

In the “Name of the new document” field, you will need to write its name. You can change the location of the new document. Then click on the “OK” button. The hyperlink has been created.

If the checkbox in the “now” item is activated, then a new Word document will immediately open. After finishing work with a new document, close it.

Open the first document, right-click on the hyperlink, in the context menu, click on the “Open hyperlink” item. After that, the second document to which you made a link opens.

The steps described are the same for all versions of Word.

To remove a hyperlink, select the hyperlink, right-click on it, and select Remove Hyperlink from the context menu.

Article Conclusions

In various editions of the Word text editor, you can make links to go to a web page, to a location in a document, or to a specific file.

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