Creating or editing a hyperlink in Microsoft Word is a simple process. Here are the steps to create or edit a hyperlink:

Creating a Hyperlink:

  1. Highlight Text:
    • Select the text or image that you want to turn into a hyperlink.
  2. Insert Hyperlink:
    • Go to the “Insert” tab on the Ribbon.
  3. Hyperlink Button:
    • Look for the “Hyperlink” button in the Links group. It often looks like a chain icon.
  4. Insert Hyperlink Dialog Box:
    • Click on the “Hyperlink” button. This opens the “Insert Hyperlink” dialog box.
  5. Link Type:
    • Choose the type of link you want to create (e.g., “Existing File or Web Page” for a web link or “Place in This Document” for a link within the same document).
  6. Address or Location:
    • Enter the URL or the document location depending on the link type you selected.
  7. OK:
    • Click “OK” to create the hyperlink.

Editing a Hyperlink:

  1. Select Hyperlink:
    • Click on the hyperlink you want to edit. If it’s text, just place the cursor within the linked text.
  2. Right-Click:
    • Right-click on the selected hyperlink.
  3. Edit Hyperlink:
    • Choose “Edit Hyperlink” from the context menu. This opens the “Edit Hyperlink” dialog box.
  4. Make Changes:
    • In the dialog box, you can modify the URL or document location.
  5. OK:
    • Click “OK” to save the changes.

Keyboard Shortcut for Hyperlink:

  • You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + K to open the “Insert Hyperlink” dialog box.

Removing a Hyperlink:

  • If you want to remove a hyperlink without deleting the text, right-click on the hyperlink, and choose “Remove Hyperlink” from the context menu.

Hyperlink Options:

  • You can access additional hyperlink options, including changing the appearance and behavior, by right-clicking on the hyperlink and choosing “Link” or “Link Options” from the context menu.

These steps should be applicable to most versions of Microsoft Word. Keep in mind that the exact location of buttons or options might vary slightly based on your Word version.

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