How to insert hypertext in word documents

Written by k.c. winslow
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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."

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Click one of the "Link to" options.

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

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