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How to Working with Hyperlinks in Word 2010

Posted In MS office - By Techtiplib on Friday, April 13th, 2012 With No Comments »

Whenever you use the Web, you are using hyperlinks to navigate from one web page to another. Sometimes, a hyperlink will link to a different section of the same page. If you want to include a web address or email address in your Word document, you can format it as a hyperlink for a person to click on. 


In this tip I will show you the basics of working with hyperlinks, including how to insert and remove them in your Word document.

About Hyperlinks

Hyperlinks have two basic parts: the address of the web page, email address, or other location that they are linking to, and the display text (or image). For example, the address could be, and the display text could be “blog”. In some cases, the display text might be the same as the address. When you’re creating a hyperlink in Word, you’ll be able to choose both the address and the display text or image.

To follow a hyperlink in Word, hold down the Control key and click on the hyperlink.

To Insert a Hyperlink:

  1. Select the text or image you would like to make a hyperlink.
  2. Right-click the selected text or image and click Hyperlink. Or, if you would prefer, you can right-click in a blank area of the document and click Hyperlink.
  3. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will open. You can also get to this dialog box from the Insert tab by clickingHyperlink.
  4. If you selected text, the words will appear in the Text to display: field at the top. You can change this text if you want.
  5. Type the address you would like to link to in the Address: field.

The Insert Hyperlink dialog box

6. Click OK. The text or image you selected will now be a hyperlink.

The finished hyperlink

You can also insert a hyperlink that links to another portion of the same document by selecting Place in This Document from the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.

To Make an Email Address a Hyperlink:

  1. Right-click the selected text or image and click Hyperlink.
  2. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will open.
  3. On the left side of the dialog box, click Email Address.

4. Type the email address you want to connect to in the Email Address box and click OK.

Typing the email address and display text

Word often recognizes email and web addresses as you type and will format them as hyperlinks automatically after you press the Enter key or spacebar.

To Remove a Hyperlink:

  1. Right-click the hyperlink.
  2. Click Remove Hyperlink.

Removing a hyperlink

After you create a hyperlink, you should test it. If you have linked to a web site, your web browser should automatically open and display the site. If it doesn’t work, check the hyperlink address for misspellings.

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