How to Edit a Hyperlink in Word 2010

Hyperlinks are used on Web pages and in documents to provide an easy way for readers to visit a different Web page. Microsoft Word 2010 supports the use of hyperlinks, and you can can create, edit and remove them as needed. So if you have a document that contains an incorrect link, it is possible to change it without deleting it.

Our tutorial below will walk you through the necessary steps in order to change an existing hyperlink to one with a different Web page address.


Change a Link in Microsoft Word 2010

The steps in this article will assume that you already have a Word 2010 document that contains a link, and that you want to change the location to which that link points.


Step 1: Open your document in Word 2010.


Step 2: Right-click the link, then click the Edit Hyperlink option.

right-click the link, then click edit hyperlink



Step 3: Click inside the Address field, delete the existing link, then enter the address of the Web page for the new link. If you want to change the anchor text that contains the hyperlink, you can do so by changing the text in the Text to display field at the top of the window. Click the OK button when you are done to change the hyperlink.

change the address for the link



Be sure to save the document once you have finished making any other changes.

If you are unable to right-click the hyperlink then you can also edit the link by clicking on the link, clicking the Insert tab at the top of the window, then clicking the Hyperlink button in the Links section of the navigational ribbon.

click insert, then click hyperlink



If you are having trouble entering the Web page address for the new hyperlink, then this article will show you how to copy and paste an address from an open Web page in your browser. newsletter

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