Add, modify, or remove a hyperlink

Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 automatically creates a hyperlink (hyperlink: Colored and underlined text or a graphic that you click to go to a file, a location in a file, a Web page on the World Wide Web, or a Web page on an intranet. Hyperlinks can also go to newsgroups and to Gopher, Telnet, and FTP sites.) whenever you type or paste a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) (Uniform Resource Locator (URL): An address that specifies a protocol (such as HTTP or FTP) and a location of an object, document, World Wide Web page, or other destination on the Internet or an intranet, for example: http://www.microsoft.com/.) into your notes.

 Note   Some of the features or functionality described in this topic are available only if you have installed Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Service Pack 1. To learn more about the service pack and how to download it, see Service pack features in OneNote 2003.

Do any of the following:

ShowAdd a hyperlink

  • Type or paste the address that the hyperlink should point to. For example, to add a hyperlink to the Microsoft Web site, type www.microsoft.com.

ShowTip

Some types of hyperlinks require that a protocol (protocol: A method of accessing a document or service over the Internet, such as File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).) or prefix precede them. OneNote recognizes the following hyperlink protocols:

  • http:    Used for hyperlinks that point to standard Web pages. To create this type of hyperlink, include the http:// prefix. OneNote also recognizes hyperlink references that begin simply with www.
  • https:    Used for hyperlinks that point to secure Web pages. To create this type of hyperlink, include the https:// prefix.
  • mailto:    Used for hyperlinks that open a blank e-mail message, if an e-mail program such as Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 is installed. To create this type of hyperlink, type the mailto: prefix followed by the e-mail address of the person you want to send the e-mail message to — for example, mailto:someone@example.com.
  • file:    Used for hyperlinks that point to a file on your computer or on your local network. To create this type of hyperlink, type the file:\\ prefix followed by the address of the document or file you want to link to — for example, file:\\accounting\financials.xls.
  • ftp:    Used for hyperlinks that point to a file on an FTP (FTP: A communication protocol that makes it possible for a user to transfer files between remote locations on a network. This protocol also allows users to use FTP commands, such as listing files and folders, to work with files on a remote location.) server. To create this type of hyperlink, type the ftp:// prefix, followed by the address of the server and the path to the document or file you want to link to — for example, ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/readme.txt.

ShowModify a hyperlink

  • Type over any part of the hyperlink text that you want to change, and then click the link again.

ShowRemove a hyperlink

  • Delete either the entire text of the hyperlink or remove only the protocol reference or prefix that precedes it.

For example, changing http://www.microsoft.com to microsoft.com leaves the reference to the Web site intact without creating a hyperlink that a reader can click.

 
 
Applies to:
OneNote 2003