Hyperlinks in Word are useful. Use the Word hyperlink feature to link websites and email addresses directly with Word documents.
When you're online, you use hyperlinks to navigate from one webpage to another. Sometimes a hyperlink will link to a different section of the same page. If you want to include a web address or email address in your Word document, you can format it as a hyperlink for someone else to click.
In this lesson, you will learn the basics of working with hyperlinks, including how to insert and remove them from your Word document.
Adding hyperlinks to your document can help readers quickly access contact information, other parts of the document, and any additional information online that you want to share.
Hyperlinks have two basic parts: the address of the webpage, email address, or other location they are linking to; and the display text (or image). For example, the address could be https://www.youtube.com, and the display text could be YouTube. In some cases, the display text might be the same as the address. When you're creating a hyperlink in Word, you'll be able to choose both the address and the display text or image.
To follow a hyperlink in Word, hold down the Control key and click the hyperlink.
You can also insert a hyperlink that links to another portion of the same document by selecting Place in This Document from the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.
Word often recognizes email and web addresses as you type and will format them as hyperlinks automatically after you press the Enter key or the spacebar.
After you create a hyperlink, you should test it. If you have linked to a website, your web browser should automatically open and display the site. If it doesn't work, check the hyperlink address for misspellings.