How to Make Links Clickable Without Ctrl in Word 2013

Word 2013 makes it very easy to add a hyperlink to a document, and you have likely found that a hyperlink is included automatically when you type a Web address. But Word 2013 can require you to hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard in order to click a link, which can be a slight inconvenience if you click document links a lot.

Fortunately this is an adjustable setting in Microsoft Word 2013, and our tutorial below will show you how to change this setting so that you can simply click a link without also needing to hold down the Ctrl key.

 

Making Links Clickable Without Holding Ctrl in Word 2013

The steps in this article will change a setting in Microsoft Word 2013 so that you can simply click a hyperlink in a document, without the need to hold the Ctrl key while doing so.

Here is how to make links clickable without Ctrl in Word 2013 –

  1. Open Word 2013.
  2. Click the File tab at the top-left corner.
  3. Click Options in the left column.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the box to the left of Use Ctrl + Click the follow hyperlink to clear the check mark.
  6. Click the OK button to close the window.

 

The same steps are shown below with pictures –

Step 1: Open Microsoft Word 2013.

 

Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

click the file tab

 

 

Step 3: Click the Options button at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window.

click the options button

 

 

Step 4: Click the Advanced tab at the left side of the Word Options window.

click the advanced tab

 

 

Step 5: Click the box to the left of Use Ctrl + Click to follow hyperlink to remove the check mark.

click links without ctrl in word 2013

 

 

Step 6: Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply your changes and close the window.

 

You should now be able to simply click a hyperlink inside a Word document to open that Web page in your browser.

 

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