How to Insert a Hyperlink in Microsoft Word

By Techwalla Computers Editor

Make your new or old Microsoft Word documents interactive by including hyperlinks within them. You can choose to have a word, phrase or an image link to a website or bookmark with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2003

Step 1

Start Microsoft Word and open an existing file that contains a document in which you would like to insert a hyperlink.

Step 2

Click and drag to select a word, phrase or image that you would like to use to create a hyperlink to a website.

Step 3

Choose "Insert" from the menu bar and click "Hyperlink" to bring up the "Insert Hyperlink" dialog box.

Step 4

Insert the Internet address that you would like to hyperlink the selected text or image. You can key in the Internet address in the "Type the file or Web page name" text box. Or you can click on the "File" button to find the website address on your hard drive. If it's easier, click the "Web Page" button to open your Internet browser and go to the website which will then copy the website address. The final method is to click the "Bookmark" button and select an existing bookmark to link to.

Step 5

Click the "OK" button to assign the chosen hyperlink to the selected text or image and close the "Hyperlink" dialog box.

Step 6

Check that the image or text you selected will now link to the website or bookmark.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also insert a hyperlink by selecting the item you want to create the link from and using the keyboard shortcut of CTRL+K to bring up the "Hyperlink" dialog box.