Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Follow these steps to put an e-mail hyperlink in a file:
1. Select the words or object that will constitute the link.
2. On the Insert tab, click the Hyperlink button (or press Ctrl+K).
The Insert Hyperlink dialog box appears.
3. Under Link To, click E-Mail Address.
Text boxes appear for entering an e-mail address and a subject message.
4. Enter your e-mail address and a subject for the messages that others
will send you.
Office inserts the word mailto: before your e-mail address as you
5. Click OK.
Test the link by Ctrl+clicking it. Your default e-mail program opens. The
e-mail message is already addressed and given a subject.
Repairing and removing hyperlinks
From time to time, check the hyperlinks in your file to make sure they still
work. Clicking a hyperlink and having nothing happen is disappointing.
Hyperlinks get broken when web pages and parts of files are deleted.
To repair or remove a hyperlink, right-click the link and choose Edit
Hyperlink on the shortcut menu (or click in the link and then click the
Hyperlink button on the Insert tab). You see the Edit Hyperlink dialog box.
This dialog box looks and works just like the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.
Sometimes you can repair a link simply by editing it in this dialog box.
✦ Repairing a link : Select a target in your file or a web page and click OK.
✦ Removing a link: Click the Remove Link button. You can also remove a
hyperlink by right-clicking the link and choosing Remove Hyperlink on
the shortcut menu.