Hyperlinks in Word are useful. Use the Word hyperlink feature to link websites and email addresses directly with Word documents.
Adding hyperlinks to text can provide access to websites and email addresses directly from your document. There are a few ways to insert a hyperlink into your document. Depending on how you want the link to appear, you can use Word's automatic link formatting or convert text into a link.
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Watch the video below to learn more about hyperlinks in Word.
Hyperlinks have two basic parts: the address (URL) of the webpage and the display text. For example, the address could be http://www.popsci.com, and the display text could be Popular Science Magazine. When you create a hyperlink in Word, you'll be able to choose both the address and the display text.
Word often recognizes email and web addresses as you type and will automatically format them as hyperlinks after you press Enter or the spacebar. In the image below, you can see a hyperlinked web address.
To follow a hyperlink in Word, hold the Ctrl key and click the hyperlink.
After you create a hyperlink, you should test it. If you've 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.
Once you've inserted a hyperlink, you can right-click the hyperlink to edit, open, copy, or remove it.
To remove a hyperlink, right-click the hyperlink and select Remove Hyperlink from the menu that appears.