Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Entering Hyperlinks
Entering Hyperlinks
On the web, everyone is familiar with hyperlinks —text or graphics that open another web
page when you click them. But hyperlinks don’t exist only on web pages, and they don’t
link only to other web pages. You can insert hyperlinks in any Office document, and the
links’ targets can be files or documents stored on your computer as well as web pages.
To insert a hyperlink, select the text or graphic you want to use as a clickable region. Then,
on the Insert tab, click Hyperlink. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut for Insert
Hyperlink, Ctrl+K. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box appears.
This small dialog box is packed with options and features. Start by making a selection under
Link To:
Existing File Or Web Page Click to create a link to another document, file, or web
page. Then, under Look In, click Current Folder (to link to a file on your computer),
Browsed Pages (to link to a web page that you visited recently), or Recent Files (to
link to a file you recently used).
Alternatively, you can browse to a file location by using the Windows Explorer–like
controls to the right of Look In, or you can browse to a web location by clicking the
Browse Web button, which opens your web browser. When you find the page you
want, switch back to the Insert Hyperlink dialog box without closing your browser;
the page’s URL appears in the Address box.
Place In This Document Click to link to a heading or bookmark (Word), cell (Excel),
or slide (PowerPoint) in the current document.
Create New Document Click to create a new document and link to it.
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