Create, edit, or remove a hyperlink

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Word

In an Office document, you can create a hyperlink to another Office document, a Web page, or an e-mail address.

Do any of the following:

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a Web page

  1. Select the text or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. In the Link to box, enter the Web address.

 Note   To link to a specific location on a Web page, click the Web Page tab, and then under Anchor, follow the instructions.

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a document or an e-mail address

You can add text or an object (such as a picture) as a hyperlink that opens a Word document, an Excel workbook, or a PowerPoint presentation. A hyperlink can also open a file or an e-mail address.

  1. Select the text or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. Click the Document or E-mail Address tab for the kind of hyperlink that you want to insert.
  4. Follow the instructions to create a link.

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a specific place in the document

You can link to different places in a document. such as the top of the document, headings or bookmarks.

  1. Select the text or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. Click the Document tab, and then under Anchor, click Locate.
  4. Select the place in the document that you want to link to.

ShowEdit a hyperlink

  1. Select the hyperlink that you want to change.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. Make the changes that you want.

ShowRemove a hyperlink

  1. Select the text or object that represents the hyperlink that you want to remove.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink, and then click Remove Link.

See also

Link or embed data

PowerPoint

In an Office document, you can create a hyperlink to another Office document, a Web page, or an e-mail address.

Do any of the following:

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a Web page

  1. Select the text or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
  2. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text, and then click Hyperlink.

Home tab, Insert group

  1. In the Link to box, enter the Web address.

 Note   To link to a specific location on a Web page, click the Web Page tab, and then under Anchor, follow the instructions.

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a document or an e-mail address

You can add text or an object as a hyperlink that opens a specific slide in a PowerPoint presentation or a custom slide show. You can also link to a Word document, an Excel workbook, a file, or an e-mail address.

  1. Select the text or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
  2. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text, and then click Hyperlink.

Home tab, Insert group

  1. Click the Document or E-mail Address tab for the kind of hyperlink that you want to insert.
  2. Follow the instructions to create a link.

 Note   The hyperlink is active in slide show view.

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a specific place in the document

You can link to different places in a presentation. such as first slide, last slide, next slide, or slide titles.

  1. Select the text or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
  2. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text, and then click Hyperlink.

Home tab, Insert group

  1. Click the Document tab, and then under Anchor, click Locate.
  2. Select the place in the document that you want to link to.

 Note   The hyperlink is active in slide show view.

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a custom show

A hyperlinked custom show is a quick way to navigate to other custom shows from your primary presentation. You can also create a table of contents slide to link from. Designing your presentation this way allows you to navigate from the table of contents slide to different sections of your presentation, so that you can choose which sections to show to your audience at a particular time. The following instructions explain how to create one or more custom shows, and then add a hyperlink from the primary presentation to the custom shows.

 Note   If you want to create a hyperlink from one presentation to a completely different presentation, you can add a hyperlink to the other document. For more information, see Create, edit, or remove a hyperlink.

  1. Open the presentation that you want to use to create a hyperlinked custom show.
  2. On the Slide Show tab, under Play Slide Show, click Custom Shows, and then click Edit Custom Shows.

Slide Show tab, Play Slide Show group

  1. Click New.
  2. Under Slides in presentation, click the slides that you want to include in the custom show, and then click Add.

 Tip   To select multiple sequential slides, click the first slide, and then hold down SHIFT while you click the last slide that you want to select. To select multiple nonsequential slides, hold down COMMAND while you click each slide that you want to select.

  1. To change the order in which slides appear, under Slides in custom show, click a slide, and then click Change Order Up Arrow   or Change Order Down Arrow  to move the slide up or down in the list.
  2. Type a name in the Slide show name box, and then click OK. To create additional custom shows from any slides in your presentation, repeat steps 2 through 6.
  3. To create a hyperlink from the primary presentation to a supporting custom show, in your presentation, select the text or object that you want to represent the hyperlink. You can also create a table of contents and hyperlink from each text entry as a way to navigate through your custom show. To do so, insert a new slide into your presentation, type a table of contents, and then link from each entry.
  4. On the Slide Show tab, under Set Up, click Action Settings.

Slide Show tab, Set Up group

  1. In the Action Settings dialog box, select how to initiate the action by doing one of the following:
To initiate an action Click
When you click the action button The Mouse Click tab
When you rest the mouse pointer on the action button The Mouse Over tab
  1. Click Hyperlink to, and then on the pop-menu, click Custom Show.
  2. Under Custom Shows, select the custom show you want to link to.

To return to the slide that you started the custom show from after the custom show plays, select the Show and return check box. This option is helpful if you have a slide that serves as a table of contents to custom shows.

  1. Click OK

To add additional links to other custom shows, repeat steps 7 through 12.

ShowEdit a hyperlink

  1. Select the hyperlink that you want to change.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. Make the changes that you want.

ShowRemove a hyperlink

  1. Select the text or object that represents the hyperlink that you want to remove.
  2. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text, click Hyperlink, and then click Remove Link.

Home tab, Insert group

See also

Link or embed data

Excel

In an Office document, you can create a hyperlink to another Office document, a Web page, or an e-mail address.

Do any of the following:

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a Web page

  1. Select the cell or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. In the Link to box, enter the Web address.

 Note   To link to a specific location on a Web page, click the Web Page tab, and then under Anchor, follow the instructions.

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a document or an e-mail address

You can add a cell or an object as a hyperlink that opens a range (range: Two or more cells on a sheet. The cells in a range can be adjacent or nonadjacent.) with a defined name (defined name: A name that represents a cell, range of cells, formula, or constant value. You can create your own defined name, and Excel sometimes creates a defined name for you, such as when you set a print area or create a table.) or a specific cell reference in an Excel workbook. You can also link to a Word document, a PowerPoint presentation, a file, or an e-mail address.

  1. Select the cell or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. Click the Document or E-mail Address tab for the kind of hyperlink that you want to insert.
  4. Follow the instructions to create a link.

ShowCreate a hyperlink to a specific place in the document

You can link to different places in a workbook, such as a cell reference (cell reference: The set of coordinates that a cell occupies on a sheet. For example, the reference of the cell that appears at the intersection of column B and row 3 is B3.), or defined name (defined name: A name that represents a cell, range of cells, formula, or constant value. You can create your own defined name, and Excel sometimes creates a defined name for you, such as when you set a print area or create a table.).

  1. Select the cell or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. Click the Document tab, and then under Anchor, click Locate.
  4. Enter the cell reference, or defined name, that you want to link to.

ShowEdit a hyperlink

  1. Hold down the mouse button for at least two seconds on the cell that contains the hyperlink, and then release the button.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. Make the changes that you want.

ShowRemove a hyperlink

ShowRemove all hyperlinks from a sheet

  1. Select all cells on the sheet by clicking the Select All triangle at the upper-left corner of the sheet grid.

Select all cells icon

Callout 1  Triangle

  1. Do one of the following:
To remove Do this
Only the hyperlinks but leave the text that represents the links On the Edit menu, point to Clear, and then click Hyperlinks.
The hyperlinks and the text that represents the links On the Edit menu, point to Clear, and then click Contents.

See also

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Applies to:
Excel for Mac 2011, PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Word for Mac 2011