How to Insert a Google Maps Hyperlink Into Excel

Written by matthew burley
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Google Maps includes functionality that allows any user to map a geographical location. That location can then be used to create travelling directions, or Google can generate a hyperlink that can be shared with others so they can view the map. A Google Maps hyperlink can also be stored in a program that features hyperlink integration, such as Microsoft Excel. Excel hyperlinks are attached to values in a spreadsheet cell and can be clicked on so the link opens in your system's default browser.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open an Internet browser window and navigate to the Google Maps page (see "Resources").

  2. 2

    Type your address or location into the text box at the top of the screen and then click "Search Maps."

  3. 3

    Click "Link" at the top-right corner of the browser window.

  4. 4

    Use your mouse to highlight the URL under "Paste Link in Email or IM," then press and hold "Ctrl" and then press "C" to copy it.

  5. 5

    Double click your Excel document, or launch Excel to create a new document.

  6. 6

    Select the cell to which you want to attach the hyperlink. When the cell is selected, there will be a black box surrounding it.

  7. 7

    Right click on the selected cell and choose "Hyperlink."

  8. 8

    Click inside the text box next to "Address" and press and hold "Ctrl" and press "V" to paste the link.

  9. 9

    Click "OK" to close the hyperlink window.

Tips and warnings

  • If you need to change a hyperlink in Excel, click the cell once to select it and then right-click on it and choose "Edit Hyperlink." The value in the text box next to "Address" can be adjusted to any value you wish.

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