When you create Word documents for readers to primarily read on their computers, you may want to add clickable hyperlinks for your readers to use. Typing in a website address in Word 2007 automatically creates a hyperlink, but you may want to create hyperlinks out of key words or phrases in your document. Word 2007 allows you to make hyperlinks in your document for your readers to click on.
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Highlight the phrase you want to hyperlink in your Word 2007 document.
Select "Insert" from the tool bar and then select "Hyperlink" from the "Links" category. Your hyperlink options are "Existing File or Webpage," "Place in the document," "Create New Document" or "Email Address."
Select "Existing File or Web Page" if you want to link to a file or a page on the Internet. To select a file, use the box in the middle to browse your hard drive for the file you want to link to. To link to a web page, type the address into the "Address" field. Keep the "http://" at the beginning of the address.
Select "Place in This Document" to link to another phrase or area in the document. Select the place you want to link to from the box in the middle of the window.
Select "Create New Document" to create a new document for your hyperlink to link to. You can choose from either "Edit the new document later" or "Edit the new document now." Type the name of your new document in the "Name of new document field." If you choose to edit now, Word opens a new word document for you to edit. Create and save the new document and your original will link to the document.
Select "Email Address" if you want to link the phrase to a person's e-mail. Type the address in the "e-mail Address Field."
Click "OK" once you complete your selected hyperlink type. Word creates the hyperlink and your word or phrase's colour changes to blue and is underlined, letting you know the hyperlink is active.
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