How to Create Links Between Words in the Same Document in Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word supports multiple types of hyperlinks inside a document, including links to outside URLs, email addresses and other places within the same document. Links between words in the same document can be useful in a table of contents, for referring to a footnote or endnote, or for providing easy access to a previous or future section of a lengthy paper.


Step 1

Click the "Insert" tab on the Word Ribbon.

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Step 2

Highlight the first word you want to link.

Step 3

Click the "Bookmark" button.


Step 4

Type the name of this bookmark, such as the word itself.

Step 5

Click "Add."

Step 6

Highlight the second word you want to link.


Step 7

Click "Bookmark."

Step 8

Enter a new name for this second bookmark.

Step 9

Click "Add."


Step 10

Click the "Hyperlink" button.

Step 11

Click "Place in This Document" on the left.

Step 12

Click the name of the bookmark you assigned to the first word.



Step 13

Click "OK."

Step 14

Highlight the first word again.

Step 15

Click "Hyperlink."


Step 16

Click "Place in This Document" on the left.

Step 17

Click the bookmark name you assigned to the second word.

Step 18

Click "OK." Your two words are now linked to one another.

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