How to Add a Hyperlink in Microsoft Word 2010


Web page addresses can be long and difficult to remember, so simply telling someone a Web address and hoping that they remember it can be a difficult proposition. The solution to this problem is the hyperlink, which someone can click to be taken to a specific page on the Internet.

Hyperlinks are found in a lot of different types of digital mediums, including text-editing programs such as Microsoft Word 2010. So if you have a document that you are creating and you want a reader to be able to quickly visit a Web page that you are talking about, then you can follow our short tutorial below to start adding hyperlinks in Word 2010.

 

Add a Web Page Link in Word 2010

This article is going to assume that the Web page to which you want to link is already open in your Web browser. If not, then you should find that Web page before proceeding with the steps in this article. If you know the address of the Web page by heart, however, then you will not need to have the Web page open and can simply type it in manually instead of copying and pasting it.

 

Step 1: Navigate to the Web browser with the open Web page to which you want to link, triple-click inside the address bar to select the whole address, then press Ctrl + C on your keyboard to copy it. You can also right-click the highlighted address and choose the Copy option instead. This step places the address for the hyperlink onto our clipboard so that we can paste it later.

copy the address for the hyperlink

 

Step 2: Open your document in Word 2010.

 

Step 3: Highlight the word(s) to which you want to add your hyperlink.

select the text to hyperlink

 

 

Step 4: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

click the insert tab

 

 

Step 5: Click the Hyperlink button in the Links section of the navigational ribbon.

click the hyperlink button

 

 

Step 6: Click inside the Address field at the bottom of the window, then press Ctrl + V to paste the address that you copied in step 1. You can also right-click inside the Address field and select the Paste option as well.

paste the copied address

 

 

Step 7: Click the OK button to apply the hyperlink.

click the ok button to create the hyperlink

 

 

Are there a lot of hyperlinks in your document, and you would like to remove all of them? This article will  show you how.

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