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Using hyperlinks

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Video: Using hyperlinks

If you use the Internet, and who doesn't these days, then you know exactly what a hyperlink is. It can be text, it could be a button or some other graphic, that when you click on it we'll take you to another page or even another site altogether. WEll Word lets you create hyperlinks right in your documents to allow your readers to go quickly to another page in the document, to a website on the World Wide Web, or even to your e-mail program to send a quick e-mail. So let's create some now. We'll need to open up the document though so we'll go to the Office button.

Using hyperlinks

If you use the Internet, and who doesn't these days, then you know exactly what a hyperlink is. It can be text, it could be a button or some other graphic, that when you click on it we'll take you to another page or even another site altogether. WEll Word lets you create hyperlinks right in your documents to allow your readers to go quickly to another page in the document, to a website on the World Wide Web, or even to your e-mail program to send a quick e-mail. So let's create some now. We'll need to open up the document though so we'll go to the Office button.

click Open and from your lesson 19 folder of your exercise files, selected newsletter 19A. Then we click open and bring it up on our screen. Okay, so here's our document. Let's scroll down this first column here and we'll click on the blank line down here below Nicole Smith. We'll type in a web address. www.lynda.com. Now nothing's happened until I hit the spacebar or press enter to leave a blank line. There you go, what you can see just happened there is a hyperlink got created automatically by the Autocontent Wizard.

We talked about the Autocontent Wizard a number of lessons ago. So this means that you could actually down your Control key on the keyboard and click on this link and your web browser would launch and you'd be taken straight to Lynda.com. You can see, as I hover over it, it does say I can do that, hold down Control and click to follow the link. So that was easy enough, but what if you wanted it to read just Lynda.com without the WWW? Or what if you want only to take you to another page in your document, not a wet page? Well then you need to edit the link and not just accept what the Autocontent Wizard gives you. Here's how.

We're going to take out www.lynda. com, just select it and press Delete. Alright, let's just type the words "Lynda .com" and if I hit Enter, you can see a hyperlink does not get created, but I can select this text and create a hyperlink from it if I want to. I need to go up to the Insert tab up here and because we're going to insert a hyperlink, we go over to the Links group and click on Hyperlink. This brings open the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.

So Text to be displayed is lynda.com, that's fine. We want a link to an existing file or webpage, so that should be selected. Down below here on the right-hand side, we can choose the Current Folder, Browsed Pages or Recent Files and really what we want is a webpage, so we're not that actually link to another document quite yet. We're going to link to an existing webpage, so we click on Browsed Pages right here. And the next thing that we need to do is enter the address.

So here you can see we've got an address field where we can type www.lynda.com. See what happens, the http is added for me and when I click OK, look what happens. I've got my hyperlink back. When I hover over it with my mouse, I can see it's actually going to take me to www.lynda.com if I hold down Control and click on it. So it reads differently but shows the exact same hyperlink and it's going to take me to the right place. Let's try one more now.

Let's move to the very end of our document, so I'm in a hold down Control and press End that on my keyboard to get down to the end of my document. And let's just drop down, we'll leave a blank line, we'll hit Enter and type in the word "questions." And we'll put in a question mark too. What the heck? So we've got our text in there, leave the couple spaces and type "contact us at", we'll put in a colon. And now we're going to type in an actual e-mail address.

So it's try "information@lynda.com" and we'll hit the spacebar now to leave the space. And you can see that a hyperlink is created. If I hover over that it's actually not a webpage. It's a mail to link, which we'll send the mail to information@lynda.com. So Word recognized it as an e-mail address, Control-clicking would actually open up my default e-mail program and the address would already be in there. I just have to type in the subject and the description.

So that's hyperlinking, next, we'll check out using bookmarks.

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Word 2007 Essential Training

85 video lessons · 46075 viewers

David Rivers
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  1. 40s
    1. Welcome
      40s
  2. 28m 24s
    1. Getting started with Word
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 23s
    3. Navigating the interface
      11m 24s
    4. Navigating documents
      6m 16s
  3. 18m 39s
    1. Creating new documents
      5m 25s
    2. Importing documents
      4m 35s
    3. Saving documents
      5m 41s
    4. Sending documents
      2m 58s
  4. 12m 35s
    1. Using Print Preview
      2m 45s
    2. Using Quick Print
      2m 31s
    3. Setting print options and printing
      7m 19s
  5. 23m 29s
    1. Selecting text
      3m 45s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 2s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      3m 35s
    4. Undo, Redo, and Repeat
      3m 26s
    5. Copying, pasting, and moving text
      4m 37s
    6. Showing formatting
      3m 4s
  6. 20m 30s
    1. Using indents
      3m 52s
    2. Setting justification
      3m 19s
    3. Changing line spacing
      4m 11s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 10s
    5. Using the Highlighter
      2m 58s
  7. 38m 26s
    1. Changing margins
      5m 54s
    2. Changing orientation
      2m 29s
    3. Page numbering
      5m 41s
    4. Choosing paper size and source
      3m 59s
    5. Headers and footers
      7m 23s
    6. Applying a Page Background
      7m 56s
    7. Using Watermarks
      5m 4s
  8. 20m 10s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      4m 54s
    2. Finding synonyms
      3m 37s
    3. Looking up words and translations
      4m 55s
    4. Setting document proofing options
      6m 44s
  9. 23m 19s
    1. Modifying Environment settings
      7m 46s
    2. Modifying Display and Document settings
      6m 47s
    3. Modifying toolbars and keyboards
      8m 46s
  10. 15m 7s
    1. Creating a bulleted list
      7m 27s
    2. Creating a numbered list
      3m 36s
    3. Editing a list
      4m 4s
  11. 55m 28s
    1. Creating tables from scratch
      5m 29s
    2. Creating tables from text
      3m 25s
    3. Inserting an Excel spreadsheet
      5m 3s
    4. Modifying tables
      7m 44s
    5. Formatting tables
      7m 32s
    6. Making calculations in a table
      4m 13s
    7. Creating charts
      5m 44s
    8. Modifying chart data
      2m 8s
    9. Modifying chart appearance
      12m 29s
    10. Creating text from a table
      1m 41s
  12. 10m 18s
    1. Using Styles
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Styles
      3m 38s
    3. Editing and deleting Styles
      3m 37s
  13. 9m 21s
    1. Creating and using Building Blocks
      4m 27s
    2. Editing and organizing Building Blocks
      4m 54s
  14. 26m 23s
    1. Creating a Mail Merge
      13m 27s
    2. Creating a Data Source
      5m 21s
    3. Merging to create envelopes and labels
      7m 35s
  15. 8m 58s
    1. Sorting text
      4m 15s
    2. Sorting numbers
      2m 11s
    3. Sorting in tables
      2m 32s
  16. 10m 36s
    1. Creating Macros
      5m 40s
    2. Playing a Macro
      1m 46s
    3. Editing a Macro
      3m 10s
  17. 10m 13s
    1. Working with Newspaper Columns
      5m 31s
    2. Working with Parallel Columns
      4m 42s
  18. 24m 13s
    1. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
      10m 23s
    2. Working with Shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Working with SmartArt
      8m 40s
  19. 40m 40s
    1. Tracking changes
      7m 40s
    2. Reviewing changes
      3m 42s
    3. Sending and faxing documents
      3m 39s
    4. Password-protecting documents
      3m 4s
    5. Linking and embedding
      10m 7s
    6. Inspecting a document
      2m 43s
    7. Encrypting a document
      2m 45s
    8. Adding a digital signature
      7m 0s
  20. 30m 12s
    1. Creating cross-references
      3m 41s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 8s
    3. Creating an index
      4m 43s
    4. Creating footnotes and endnotes
      7m 17s
    5. Using hyperlinks
      4m 24s
    6. Using bookmarks
      3m 26s
    7. Using a document map or thumbnails
      2m 33s
  21. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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