How to Insert a Hyperlink Into a Word Document

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Inserting a hyperlink into a Microsoft Word document gives the viewer direct access to a particular file or website. Hyperlinks allow you to customize the link text so it does not display the web address or file name, but instead leads to it when the hyperlink is clicked.

Move the mouse to the area in the Word document where you want to place the hyperlink. Click on the spot to place the cursor there.

Click the "Insert" tab on the Microsoft Office ribbon. Select "Hyperlink" from the sub-menu.

Type the text you want to appear in the document in the "Text to Appear" box on top.

Select the file to which you want to link in the box. Click the arrow beneath "Look In" to change the folder in which you are looking for a file. Select the folder that contains the file to which you want to link. If you want to link to a webpage, do not select a file. Instead, type the URL of the website into the "Address" box. Click "OK" to insert the hyperlink.

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About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.