How to Create Hyperlinks in a Word Document
Microsoft Word enables users to include hyperlinks in the body of a document. The hyperlinks can link text or images to a website or another document on the computer, or pull up an email address to send a message to. The hyperlinks are automatically formatted to the standard blue underlined text after insertion and can be edited or removed by simply right-clicking them. If the Word document is saved in HTML format, the links will remain active.
Things You'll Need
- Microsoft Word
Open the Microsoft Word document you want to add hyperlinks to.
Click and drag over the text in the document you want to become a hyperlink. This will highlight the text in the Word window.
Click the "Insert" menu and choose "Hyperlink."
Type the web address of the page you want to link to in the "Link to" box. Make sure you include the "http://" prefix.
Check that the button for "Web" is selected as the type of link. You can also create email links and links between Office documents with this command.
Click "OK" and the text you highlighted will now display as a hyperlink in blue underlined text. If you place your cursor over the text it becomes a pointing finger cursor, indicating the link is active.
Click the link in your Word document to test it. Your default browser will open and display the page you typed into the hyperlink dialog box.
Tips & Warnings
- You can also right-click on selected text and choose "Hyperlink" from the pop-up menu to insert a hyperlink in the document.