Linking Text to a URL

Submitted by D2D on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 19:48

I often get a question from a customer regarding how to create a hyperlink in a document.  In general the customers want to refer to a particular website in an email.


This works in Word or in an Outlook email to link to a URL (website)


  1. Select the URL that you want to link to.
  2. Right click the selected URL.
  3. Click Copy.
  4. In your document or email select the text that you want to use for the link.
  5. Right click the selected text.
  6. On the pop-up menu, click Link.
  7. On the dialog that pops up, right click in the Address block.
  8. On the pop-up menu, click Paste.
    1. The text will turn blue and be linked to the selected URL.
    2. Note that the word Link above is linked to my website, where I have posted this procedure for future reference.


Beyond linking to a URL, this technique can be used to link to a file on your computer, an email address, or a particular spot in a document.


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