How to insert a hyperlink in Microsoft Word
In Microsoft Word, there are times when a link to a web page is required. Or sometimes, a link to a location in the same document is needed as some are quite lengthy. Links can be useful for directing others who read the document to a specific site or adding a bibliography to a school assignment. Adding this type of link, called a hyperlink, can be done by following the steps below.
Inserting a hyperlink
- Open Microsoft Word.
- Type the appropriate text in the Word document.
- With your mouse or keyboard, highlight the text you want to turn into a hyperlink. For example, in the picture below, the text "ComputerHope website" is highlighted.
- In the menu bar or Ribbon at the top of the Word program window, click the Insert tab.
- On the Insert tab, in the Links section, click the Hyperlink option.
- In the Insert Hyperlink window, type in the web page address you want to set the highlighted text to link to in the Address text field, then click OK.
Tip: You can also press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+k to insert a hyperlink on any highlighted text.
As you can see in the image below, the highlighted text is now a hyperlink, set to the desired web page.
Tip: To set the highlighted text to link to a location in the same document, click the Place in This Document option on the left side. You can then select a place to link to in the document.