As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each week, I’ll share one (or more) 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 has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.