How to insert a hyperlink in Microsoft Word


Updated: 06/05/2017 by Computer Hope

In Microsoft Word, there are times when a link to a web page or even a location within the same document is needed. Adding this type of link, called a hyperlink, can be done by following the steps below.

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Type the appropriate text in the Word document.
  3. With your mouse or keyboard, highlight the text you want to turn into a hyperlink. For example, in the picture below, the text “ComputerHope website” is highlighted.

  1. In the menu bar or Ribbon at the top of the Word program window, click the Insert tab.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Links section, click the Hyperlink option.
  3. In the Insert Hyperlink window, type in the web page address you want to set the highlighted text to link to in the Address text field, then click OK.

Tip: You can also press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+k to insert a hyperlink on any highlighted text.

Insert hyperlink window in Microsoft Word

As shown in the picture below, the highlighted text is now a hyperlink, set to the desired web page.

Hyperlink text in Microsoft Word

Tip: To set the highlighted text to link to a location within the same document, click the Place in This Document option on the left side. You can then select a place to link to within the document.

Additional information

  • See our hyperlink and insert definitions for further information on these terms.
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