Do you ever struggle with how to shorten links in your Word documents? Have you ever tried to write a report and unsure of how to shorten links to make your documents look more professional? Look no further…here is how to hyperlink your text in Microsoft Word. Welcome to the world of tidy links…

  • Compose your Word document as usual –



  • Use the words in your document to hyperlink links, so the text itself becomes the link. Select a word or words that you wish to hyperlink by using the mouse to select the word/s. The words Our BCS family have been selected below –


  • Once you have selected your word/s to hyperlink, right click using your mouse and select the option Hyperlink. Then you will see the below box appear –


  • You can copy and paste a URL from a website or search for what you are hyperlinking using the Look in option



Our Careers page URL from our website has now been copied and pasted into the Address option as you can see below –


  • Click OK once you are happy and the word/s in your document will be hyperlinked. This will show your word/s as blue and underlined –


  • Continue this process until the words you wish to hyperlink are all complete. Then once you send your document, the recipient will be able to click on all your links and view the relevant information. The link will open a new internet browser and the recipient can view all the information there. Your document looks professional, neat and tidy…result! See our example below –



Did you find this information useful? Download or print out our PDF for yourself and staff members – it may come in handy! How To Hyperlink Text in Microsoft Word Documents PDF

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