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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 "email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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