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Insert hyperlinks

Applies to: Word for Office 365, Word 2019, Word 2016.

Word proactively converts a web address into a link when you tap Spacebar or Enter, if you entered “http://” at the beginning.

If you want to link from “friendly text” in your document, the quickest way is to begin by copying the address to the clipboard:

  1. Copy the address from your browser’s address bar.
  1. Access your document in Word, and highlight the desired text to be the link.
  1. Press Ctrl+K.
  1. Paste the address and tap Enter.
  1. Later, if you want to edit the link, right-click it and select Edit Hyperlink.

Follow links while editing

While you’re altering your document, selecting a link lets you edit its display text (friendly text). To follow a link, hold Ctrl+Click.

Advanced

Tip:┬áIf you’d prefer to follow links only by choosing them, press File > Options > Advanced and empty the Use Ctrl+Click to follow hyperlink checkbox.


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