How to Add Hyperlinks in Word Document

While reading a document it is a common practice to navigate to its different sections or visit the external links, documents, or email addresses. A common practice to make this navigation procedure convenient is to add hyperlinks in your Word document to provide quick access to the reader to read the necessary content associated with the text.

Hyperlinks are used to navigate to an existing Word document, a different section of the same document, to create a new Word document or to an email address. In this article, I will describe how we can add hyperlinks in the Word document.

Add Hyperlinks in Word Document

Select the text you want to make a hyperlink and right-click on the text. Click on the ‘Link’ option from the options menu.

After clicking the ‘Link’ option a pop-up window will be opened to prompt the user to select the location of the hyperlink. In the image below, the hyperlink is selected to lead the user to the existing word document by selecting the option ‘Existing File or Web Page’.

After selecting the hyperlink type, the selected text will turn blue and become underlined.

If you want the hyperlink to be used for navigation in the same document then select ‘Place in This Document’ option from the Insert Hyperlink pop-up window after selecting the text, right-clicking on it, and selecting the ‘Link’ from the options menu. This type of hyperlink is used for navigation in long documents.

If you want the hyperlink to make a new document, then select ‘Create New Document’ from the Insert Hyperlink pop-up window after selecting the text, right-clicking on it and selecting the ‘Link’ option from the options menu. This type of hyperlink creates new documents when a reader clicks on them.

If you want the hyperlink to lead the reader to an email address, then select ‘Email Address’ option from the Insert Hyperlink pop-up window after selecting the text, right-clicking on it and selecting the ‘Link’ option from the options menu. This type of hyperlink is convenient and is used for mail purposes.

If you want to remove any hyperlink from the Word document then right-click on the hyperlink and select ‘Remove Hyperlink’ from the options menu.

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