How to insert hypertext in word documents

Updated February 21, 2017

Hyperlinks are digital links to other locations, usually addresses on the Internet. Hypertext is text that contains a hyperlink. When you have a clickable link with a web address in it, that is a hyperlink. When you have clickable text that takes you to a web address, that is hypertext. Microsoft Office refers to both as "hyperlinks." But while hyperlinks insert automatically when you type a web address, hypertext must be set by making a "customised hyperlink."

Type the text you want to turn into hypertext in the Word document, if you have not already done so.

Click your cursor at the beginning of the text and drag it to the end to select the text.

Right-click on the selected text and choose "Hyperlink." The "Insert Hyperlink" window opens.

Click one of the "Link to" options.

Check the "Text to display" text box to see if the display text is correct

Enter the desired address, location or document in the "Address" text box. Click "OK" to insert the hypertext.

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