Explore the Word Hyperlink Feature

Why we need the Word hyperlink? Yes, linking documents together.

You can hyperlink documents together so that when someone read and see the link, they can click on a hyperlink and it will take them to a previous document that is referred to in the instant document.

Word hyperlinks feature makes it easy to link to from one document to the other. Also, you can prevent readers from changing the hyperlinks.

To insert Word hyperlinks in a document

  • Open two Word documents.
  • From the Window menu, click Arrange All. You will see both documents are open in one screen.
  • Select (highlight) the text term (e.g. Test) in your first document. The highlighted text will appear as a text link in another document later.
  • Right-click and drag the selected text to any place of the new document that you wish to insert the hyperlink. You will see something like this:

  • word hyperlink

  • Release the mouse button and select Create Hyperlink Here.
  • The previously "selected word" will appear in new document as a hyperlink.
  • When the mouse move to the hyperlink word, press the Ctrl key and then click the hyperlink word in your document.
  • You will prompt a warning message as follow:

  • word hyperlink pop-up

  • Click on the Yes button will bring you to the previous Word document.

  • To prevent from changing Word hyperlinks

  • From the Tools menu, click Options.

  • Word Options dialog box

  • From the Options dialog box displayed, click the Edit tab.
  • Under Editing options section, clear the check mark in the “Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlink” check box.
  • Click OK.
  • Now, when the reader clicks on the hyperlink, the page will link directly to the location of another page. They will have to press Ctrl + link to edit it.

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