How to Insert hyperlinks in MS Word

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.

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