Use hyperlinks to jump within Word documents

Applies to
Microsoft Word 2000

In response to the user question: Can I link other pages to information on my first page?

With Microsoft Word, your readers can have instant access to information in another part of a document or to a web page. All you need to do is create a hyperlink. A hyperlink can be text or graphics that you click to go to a specific location in a document. Hyperlinks can also take you to other files or to Web sites and intranet sites. By using hyperlinks, you can provide information to your readers without repeating the same information on different pages.

Within a Word document, the location that the hyperlink jumps to is marked by a bookmark or a heading style.

To link other pages to a specific place in your document with bookmarks:

  1. At the location in your document where you want readers to go to, select the text or a graphic (the target).
  2. On the Insert menu, click Bookmark.
  3. Under Bookmark name, type or select a name for the target.
    Bookmark names must begin with a letter and can contain numbers. Do not include spaces in bookmark name. If you want to separate the words, use the underscore character.
  4. Click Add.
  5. In the document, select the text or a graphic that you want to be the hyperlink.
  6. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink, and then under Link to click Place in This Document.
  7. Click Bookmark, and then click the bookmark you want to link to.
    Notice that you can also link to headings.

If you prefer to link to headings instead of bookmarks, you need to apply one of the built-in heading styles to the text that you want to link to. For information on applying heading styles, type apply style in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard tab, and then click Search. For more information about hyperlinks, including information about linking to other documents or other sites, type hyperlink in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard tab, and then click Search.