Adding a Hyperlink to a Document

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 27, 2014)

When creating a document—particularly one destined for use on the Internet—you may want to add a hyperlink to your prose. Docs makes this easy, providing a tool that allows you to add a hyperlink to a word or series of words, according to your needs. Follow these steps:

  1. If the target of your hyperlink is a web page, use your browser to display the page and then copy the URL to the Clipboard.
  2. In your Docs document, select the word or phrase to which you want the hyperlink added.
  3. Click the Insert Link tool on the toolbar. Docs displays a dialog box next to the text you selected in step 2. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. Adding a hyperlink to a document.

  5. Select one of the links offered, type in a URL, or paste the link you copied in step 1.
  6. Click the Apply button.

That's it; the hyperlink is added to the text you selected in step 2. The options offered in step 4 can vary, based on what you selected in step 2 and what headings or bookmarks are available in your document.

Docs allows you to add as many hyperlinks to a document as you desire. In order to use a hyperlink, just click on it to see what it contains, and then click on the link presented by Docs.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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