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Tech Tip #20: How to Add an MS Word Link

Posted by on June 12, 2012

tech tipsAs a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q: I want to link my Word document (or my Outlook email) to a website. How do I do that?

A: Follow these easy steps:

  • Go to the website you want to link to
  • Copy the address from the address bar (Ctrl+copy or Edit-paste from the menus)
  • Return to your Word doc or email (from the taskbar at the bottom of the screen)
  • Highlight the words that you want to use to link to the website
  • Press Ctrl+K
  • Press Ctrl+V
  • Push enter
  • The word has turned blue with a line under it, showing it is a link
  • To use it, your readers will push Ctrl+click on the link

There are a lot of sophisticated options that go along with adding links, but this is the quick and easy way.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and five ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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