How to Insert Hypertext in Word Documents

By K.C. Winslow

Hyperlinks are digital links to other locations, usually addresses on the Internet. Hypertext is text that contains a hyperlink. When you have a clickable link with a web address in it, that is a hyperlink. When you have clickable text that takes you to a web address, that is hypertext. Microsoft Office refers to both as "hyperlinks." But while hyperlinks insert automatically when you type a web address, hypertext must be set by making a "customized hyperlink."

Step 1

Type the text you want to turn into hypertext in the Word document, if you have not already done so.

Step 2

Click your cursor at the beginning of the text and drag it to the end to select the text.

Step 3

Right-click on the selected text and choose "Hyperlink." The "Insert Hyperlink" window opens.

Step 4

Click one of the "Link to" options.

Step 5

Check the "Text to display" text box to see if the display text is correct

Step 6

Enter the desired address, location or document in the "Address" text box. Click "OK" to insert the hypertext.