Hyperlink

How to Create a Hyperlink in Word – 2022’s Best (A-Z)

A hyperlink is a link to any web page or image, video, document, with the text in the document on your computer. And when needed, you can immediately click on that link to open a web page or any file in seconds.

Launching the Hyperlink dialogue box:

  • On the “Insert” tab, click the “Link” to open a hyperlink dialogue box in a word document.

Keyboard Shortcut to Open a Hyperlink Dialogue box in Word:

Press Ctrl + K to open a hyperlink dialogue box.

Working with Hyperlink in Word:

When you have linked to any folders, files, or photos in the document and if you will work with the content of the document again in the future, you can open it immediately by clicking on the hyperlinked text to open any file or folder. To do so read all the steps given below from the beginning.

Link “Existing File or Web page”:

Under the existing file or web page, we have 3 options to link images, documents, videos, etc. to text. These are 1. “Current Folder”, 2. “Browsed pages”, and 3. “Recent pages”. These are explained below.

Current Folder:

Open currently existing folders, webpage to link them to text or an image on your computer.

It will be much easier if you read every step by following the screenshot given below.

  • Step 1: Select the text that you want to link to the folder, or any file.
Link current folder or web page in word
Link current folder or web page in word
  • Step 2: Press Ctrl + K to launch a hyperlink dialogue box, then click the “Existing File or Web Page” (by default it is in the selection).
  • Step 3: Make sure the “Current Folder” selection (By default it is also in the selection).
  • Step 4: To select one of the required folders or its file to link the selected text, click the drop down (expand menu) arrow.
  • Step 5: If you want to go to one step back after searching for folders by clicking the expand menu, click “Up one folder” icon.
  • Step 6: Select the folder or file you want
  • Step 7: Then click on the “ScreenTip” to open its dialogue box.
  • Step 8: In the ScreenTip dialogue box, type the ScreenTip text (ScreenTip is a small description about the File or folder. ScreenTip is explained at the end of the page, click to here navigate there to learn more about it.)
  • Step 9: Click “OK” to set and close ScreenTip.
  • Step 10: Lastly, again click “OK” to link the selected file or folder to the text.

Since we have not explained above how to browse the web page or folder and link to the text, let’s look at the steps below.

  • After selecting the text, click the “Browse web” or “Browse for file” icon on the hyperlink dialogue box as in the screenshot below.
Browse web page or folder
Browse web page or folder
  • If you have selected the web icon, search the needy webpage and copy its URL link.
Copy the website link address
Copy the website link address
  • Paste Url link in the Address box
  • You can also add ScreenTip text as described first.
  • Then click “OK” to link its url to the selected text.
Paste web link address
Paste the web link address
  • If you have selected “Browse for file” icon, select the file you want in the computer disk location.
Browse folder
Browse folder
  • After inserting the file you want, automatically a file link will be shown in the address box.
  • You can also add ScreenTip text as described first.
  • Lastly, click “OK” to link the file to the text.
Hyperlink with a folder
Hyperlink with a folder

Since hyperlinking the bookmark has not been even explained, Let’s see about it:

You can hyperlink the bookmark only after learning it. To learn how to Bookmark the document location in Word, Click here to bookmark the document location.

Hyperlinking the Bookmarked location
Hyperlinking the Bookmarked location
  • On the hyperlink dialogue box (Ctrl + K), click on the “Bookmark” to open its dialogue box.
  • Select the name of the bookmark location you want.
  • Click “OK” on the bookmark dialogue box.
  • Again click “OK” on the hperlink dialogue box for linking the bookmark and close the dialogue box.
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How to access “Current Folder” Hyperlink in Word:

  • After linking the text with any folder you like, In the future, to quickly access the related folder, click the hyperlinked text.

Target Frame:

After creating the above hyperlink work, click here to le

Browsed Pages:

Browsed pages are the pages that you have browsed on the computer. You can quickly link anything from it to the text of your document.

  • Select the text that you want to link the browsed pages.
  • Open the “hyperlink” dialogue box, then select the “Browsed pages“.
  • After opening the dialogue box do one of the following:
    • Select one of the browsed pages you want to link to the selected text.
    • Click on the “Browse for files” icon for linking other files in the computer.
    • You can link web pages by clicking the “browse the web” icon.
  • lastly, click “OK”.
How to access “Browsed Pages” Hyperlink in Word:

After linking the text with any browsed pages, you like, In the future, to quickly access the related pages, click the hyperlinked text.

Recent Files:

Recent Files are the files that you have accessed from the computer recently. You can quickly link anything from it to the text of your document.

  • Select the text that you want to link the browsed pages.
  • Open the “hyperlink” dialogue box, then select the “Recent Files“.
  • After opening the dialogue box do one of the following:
    • Select one of the recently browsed file you want to link to the selected text.
    • Click on the “Browse for files” icon for linking other files in the computer.
    • You can link web pages by clicking the “browse the web” icon.
  • lastly, click “OK”.
How to access “Recent Files”:

After linking the text with any recent files, you like, In the future, to quickly access the related files, click the hyperlinked text.

Place in this Document:

Insert the hyperlink to navigate to the top of the document, headings, and bookmarks by placing it in the current document.

Top of the Document:

The link “Top of the document” enables you to go to the beginning (top) from the current location of the document. To add the “Top of the document” link, do the following:

Place in this document - Top of the document
Place in this document – Top of the document
  • To navigate to the top page from anywhere within the document, click where you like in the document to add the link.
  • Click “Place in This Document” in the Hyperlink dialogue box.
  • The click “Top of the Document“, and then click “OK“.

How the link “Top of the Document” works:

After inserting the hyperlink as explained above, click on the link “Top of the Document” to (navigate) go to the top of the document automatically.

Headings:

The link ” Headings” is used to jump from any heading location to another within the word document.

Step 1: For example, to jump from the “Document” on page no.10 to the heading location of “Web Development” on page no. 2, Select the “Document” on page no.10.

Place in this document - Headings
Place in this document – Headings

Step 2: Then in the “Insert hyperlink” dialogue box, click “Place in This Document“.

Step 3: And then select the previously prepared, heading “Document” under the “Headings” as given in the screenshot above.

Step 4: Lastly, click “OK“.

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How the link “Headings” works:

After creating and inserting the hyperlink “headings” as explained above, click on the linked “Heading” as explained above” to (navigate) go to the heading location of the document automatically.

Bookmarks:

Bookmark is the bookmark in the document location to easily jump from one location to another by clicking bookmarks in the future. Click here to continue reading >>

  • Firstly, create bookmarks in your document.
  • Select the place/content in the document to insert any bookmark link you want to jump from the selected place/content.
  • Then in the “Insert hyperlink” dialogue box, click “Place in This Document“.
  • And then select the previously created, bookmarks under the “Bookmarks” as given in the screenshot below.
  • Lastly, click “OK“.

Create New Document:

If you want to link a new document to any word or a phrase in your existing document, you can select such a word or phrase and create a new document to link any of them to directly open such a newly created document in the future. You can save and edit the content whenever you want.

Step 1: Firstly, select the text or a phrase you want to link and display.

Create new document and link to the text
Create a new document and link to the text
  • Step 2: Then open the “hyperlink” dialogue box and click on the “Create New Document“. (The selected text or phrase for link and display appears on the top of the hyperlink dialogue box which is at the “Text to display” text box as in the screenshot above).
  • Step 3: Type the name of the new document
  • Step 4: If you want to change the document location to save, click “Change” and select the location wherever you want in the computer.
  • Step 5 : If you want to edit the newly created document later, simply select “Edit the new document later”.
  • Step 6: Or If you want to edit when it is created, click “Edit the new document now”.
  • Lastly, click “OK” to create and link the new document to the text.

Link an “E-mail Address” in Word:

Link an E-mail to the related word to directly login and send an E-mail.

  • Firstly, select the text or a phrase you want to hyperlink an email.
  • Then open the “hyperlink” dialogue box, and then click “E-Mail Address“.
  • Type an email under the “E-mail address” box, or select from “Recently used e-mail address”.
  • Now type the subject of the e-mail under “Subject” box.
  • Click “ScreenTip” to open its dialogue box and type screen tip text, then click “OK“.
  • Lastly click “OK” on the hyperlink dialogue box to link an email to text.
Hyperlink an E-mail address
Hyperlink an E-mail address

What is the ScreenTip in Word?

ScreenTip is a short description of a file or folder that links to text. After linking the file or folder to the text, if you hover over the text before opening the file or folder by clicking it, the ScreenTip small description will appear. It helps the reader to know a piece of small information whether to open a hyperlinked file or folder.

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FAQ:

What is a Hyperlink in Microsoft Word?

A hyperlink is a link to any web page or image, video, document, etc. on your computer with the text in the document, and when needed, you can immediately click on that link and open a web page or any file in seconds.

What is the keyboard shortcut to the Open the Hyperlink dialogue box?

Ctrl + K.

What is the Bookmark Hyperlink in Word?

Bookmark Hyperlink is the bookmarked link in the document location to easily jump from one location to another in the future.

What is the ScreenTip in MS Word?

ScreenTip is a short description of a file or folder that links to text. After linking the file or folder to the text, if you hover over the text before opening the file or folder by clicking it, the ScreenTip small description will appear. It helps the reader to know a piece of small information whether to open a hyperlinked file or folder.

How to insert a website link in a word document?

1. Select the text that you want to link to the website address.
2. Press Ctrl + K to launch a hyperlink dialogue box.
3. In the address box, type the web address you want to link to the selected text.

How to hyperlink in word to another page in the same document

To hyperlink one page to another or one text to another, you must create the headings or bookmarks to link them. Click here to continue reading >>

How to link clickable in word

To link clickable in word, do the following:
1. Select the text or image that you want to link to
2. Press Ctrl + K to launch a hyperlink dialogue box.
3. In the address box, type the link you want to link to the selected text or an image.

How to use a hyperlink in word

A hyperlink is used to jump from one location to another within the page or another page in a document.

How to edit hyperlinks in word

In a word document, a link is created in 4 different ways for 4 different needs. So, to edit the hyperlinks, you must navigate to the “Existing File or Web Page”, “Place in this document”, “Create New Document”, or “E-mail Address”.

How to change hyperlink colour in word

1. Select the Hyperlink you want.
2. On the “Home” tab, click the “Font Color” drop-down arrow.
3. Now select the colour you want to change the hyperlink colour.

How to Remove hyperlinks in word

In a word document, a link is created in 4 different ways for 4 different needs. So, to remove the hyperlinks, you must navigate to the “Existing File or Web Page”, “Place in this document”, “Create New Document”, or “E-mail Address”.

How to paste a link in the word

Before you can paste a link where you want it to be pasted, you must copy it. To copy the link, you must navigate to the “Existing File or Web Page”, “Place in this document”, “Create New Document”, or “E-mail Address”.

How to hyperlink in word to a folder

1. After selecting the text, click the “Browse web” or “Browse for file” icon in the hyperlink dialogue box.
2. Then the click drop-down arrow of the search box which is on the left side of the “Link in:”
3. Now search and select the folder that you
want to link.

Why is the link not in blue colour?

If the link is not blue in colour, then you can change it to any colour you want. To do so, do the following:
1. Select the link you want.
2. On the “Home” tab, click the “Font Color” drop-down arrow.
3. Now select the colour you want to change the link colour.

Why cannot hyperlink in word open the specified file?

If the link file was deleted or a link was changed, then the link cannot open the specified file.

Hyperlink error in word

If the link file was deleted or a link was changed, then the link error occurs.

Why doe’s hyperlink in the word go to the wrong place?

This happens when linking to an item or word instead of another without one knowing it.