Formatting Text and Adding Hyperlinks

In Google Docs formatting text can include adding hyperlinks in Google Docs as well. Learn how to change Google text formatting here.


A hyperlink is a link to a web address (or URL). If you want to include a web address in your Google document, you can format it as a hyperlink for someone to click. The hyperlink will then open the webpage in a new browser window.

To insert a hyperlink:

Hyperlinks have two basic parts: the address (URL) of the webpage and the display text. For example, the address could be and the display text could be Apple iPad. When you're creating a hyperlink in Google Docs, you'll be able to choose both the address and the display text.

  1. Select the text you want to make a hyperlink.
    Selecting text to hyperlink
  2. Click the Insert link button, or right-click the selected text and click Link.
    Clicking the Insert link button
  3. The Edit Link dialog box will appear. In the Text field, the selected text will appear. You can modify this text if you want.
  4. Type the address you want to link to in the Link field. Google Docs may automatically fill in this field if the text you've selected looks like a URL.
    Creating a hyperlink
  5. Click Apply. The text you selected will now be a hyperlink.
    The finished hyperlink
  6. Click the link to view the URL.

If you want to change or remove the hyperlink, click the link and select Change or Remove from the options that appear below the hyperlink.

Removing the hyperlink


  1. Open our example file. Make sure you're signed in to Google, then click File > Make a copy.
  2. Select the first two lines of text and center align them.
  3. Select the text that starts with 2 bed 1.5 bath and ends with Won't last! Available June 1. Then change the line spacing to 1.5.
  4. Select the words For Rent and change the font to something of your choosing.
  5. With For Rent still selected, change the font size to 30 pt and bold the text.
  6. Select the words ABOUT VILLA PIÑA and change the font color to green.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page, select the web address in the last line, and change it to a hyperlink.
  8. When you're finished, your document should look something like this:
    Format Text Challenge