How to Put a Link in Microsoft Word

Adding a link to Microsoft Word is a great way to provide your readers with an external reference. Use these steps to put a link in Microsoft Word.

  1. Open your document.
  2. Select the text that you want to link.
  3. Click the Insert tab.
  4. Click the Link button.
  5. Enter your link into the Address field, then click OK.

Our article continues below with additional information and pictures for each of these steps.

Hyperlinks are useful on Web pages and in documents because it gives your readers the option to visit another location to read other relevant information.

Microsoft Word has a linking tool that lets you select text in your document, then enter the address of a Web page so that it becomes a clickable link.

Our guide below will show you how to put a link in Microsoft Word documents.

How to Insert a Link in Microsoft Word

The steps in this article were performed in the Microsoft Word for Office 365 version of the application, but will work in other versions as well.

Step 1: Open the document to which you want to add the link.

Step 2: Select the text that you want to link.

select text to link

Step 3: Choose the Insert tab at the top of the window.

click the Insert tab

Step 4: Click the Link button in the Links section of the ribbon.

click the Link button

Step 5: Click inside the Address field at the bottom of the window, enter the Web page address, then click the OK button.

how to put a link in Microsoft Word

Note that you can copy a link from an open Web page and paste it into the Address field rather than typing it. Ctrl + C can copy a link and Ctrl + V can paste it.

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