Hyperlinks provide references or links to areas within the active document, to other documents, to Web pages, to e-mail addresses, etc. from specific locations in current document.
Hyperlink Dialog Box
Text to Display
Type text to display as a hyperlink. Once it has been connected to a hyperlink, it changes to be underlined in blue.
Type a description to display when the mouse pointer hovers over the hyperlink.
Link to File
- Existing File
Select a file stored on your computer.
- Create New Document
Create a new document directly and connect to a hyperlink.
- Edit the New Document Now
After inserting a hyperlink, open a new document window so you can edit the document immediately.
Link to Current Document
- Select Location in This Document
The structure of the selected document is displayed and you choose where to link the hyperlink.
Link to Web Address
- Web Address
Select the web address to which you want to connect the hyperlink. Click the drop-down arrow to display a list of recently used web addresses.
- Browse the Web Icon
Open the default web browser on your computer. You can browse a web address to connect to the hyperlink in your web browser.
- Bookmarks in Browser
Bookmarks of the default web browser on your computer is displayed.
Link to E-mail
- E-mail Address
Enter an e-mail address of a recipient.
Enter the e-mail title. You can send an e-mail without entering the title.
- Recent E-mail Address
A list of recently used e-mail addresses is displayed.
- Clear Button
Clear the selected address from the Recent E-mail Address list.
Hyperlinks inserted in body text are underlined in blue. This mark will appear on the edit screen as well as printouts.
Go to Hyperlink
If you want to move to a hyperlinked location, click the left mouse button or press ENTER while hovering your mouse over the hyperlinked text.
Hyperlink to Objects
To hyperlink objects such as an image, table, drawing object, text box, or equation, select one and click Insert > Hyperlink.
To select an hyperlinked object, select it while holding down the ALT key.
Restriction on Running a Hyperlink
Running an unverified external object or link is prohibited by default to minimize potential security risks due to malicious code. If you trust the source, change the document security settings to allow its execution at your own risk.
Bookmark and Hyperlink
Bookmark is useful when dealing with a large document and is capable of providing links to bookmarks in other documents when used in conjunction with the Insert > Hyperlink function.
It automatically converts web and e-mail addresses typed in the body into hyperlinks.
If you do not wish to automatically replace web addresses with hyperlinks, click File > Options, go to the Edit tab, and then disable Replace URL with Hyperlink.