How to Insert hyperlinks in MS Word

1 min


Word for Office 365 Word 2019 Word 2016

Word automatically turns a web address into a link when you press Spacebar or Enter, if you typed “http://” at the beginning.

If you want to link from “friendly text” in your document, the fastest way is to start by copying the address to the clipboard:

  1. Copy the address from your browser’s address bar.
  2. Go to your document in Word, and select the text that you want to be the link.
  3. Press Ctrl+K
  4. Paste the address and press Enter.
  5. Later, if you want to change the link, right-click it and choose Edit Hyperlink.

Follow links while editing

While you’re editing your document, clicking a link lets you edit its display text (friendly text). To follow a link, press Ctrl+Click.


Tip: If you’d rather follow links just by clicking them, Go to File > Options > Advanced and clear the Use Ctrl+Click to follow hyperlink check box.

Like it? Share with your friends!

Sande Kennedy

Sande Kennedy is the founder and Editor in Chief of & He is a Kenyan-based Internetprenuer,blogger Political Activist & informer who has an interest in politics, governance, corporate-fraud and human-interest. Kindly drop me a note if you feel aggrieved on any matter that you would want to be highlighted  Twitter: @itssandekennedy , Instagram: @itssandekennedy WhatsApp: +254791890826 Read More about me here
Open chat
Would you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Sande Kennedy any breaking news, Exposes, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: Videos and pictures can be sent to +254 791890826 here on WhatsApp by clicking this send button
Powered by