Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Hyperlinks
Web pages often include special text called hyperlinks (or simply links ) that you can click
to display other Web pages. You can also use hyperlinks in Word documents that will be
read online (that is, on a computer). For example, if you type an e-mail address and then
press the Enter key, Word automatically formats the e-mail address as a hyperlink.
Hyperlink text is usually formatted in blue with an underline. When you press Ctrl and
click an e-mail hyperlink, an e-mail program opens automatically, ready for you to type a
message. If you completed the Case Problems for Tutorial 2, you already have experience
using e-mail hyperlinks.
In addition to e-mail addresses, Word also automatically formats Web page addresses,
or URLs , as hyperlinks. (One example of a Web address is www.microsoft.com .) When
you press Ctrl and click a Web page address that has been formatted as a hyperlink, your
computer’s browser opens automatically and attempts to display that Web page. The
browser may not actually be able to display the Web page if your computer is not cur-
rently connected to the Internet, or if the Web page is unavailable for some other reason.