Inserting A HyperLink
Word 2000 provides the capability to not only create a hyperlink to a website or URL address, but can also hyperlink to programs including specific files. For an example, follow these steps depending on your desired selection.
To insert a website link:
- First open a document or create a new file. Then choose Insert, Hyperlink.
- When the dialog box opens, enter the name of the website's address such as http://www.tiproom.net/index.htm. Then click the OK button to exit. The hyperlink can also be given a name prior to exit.
To insert a link to a program file:
- First choose Insert, Hyperlink.
- When the dialog box opens, enter the name of the Excel spreadsheet that you want to link to and besure to enter the path name correctly. Of course, if you prefer, you can Browse for the desired file. Then click the OK button to exit. Now you can click on the link and you will be changed to Excel and the spreadsheet will automatically be opened up.
To insert a link to a specific spreadsheet in Excel:
- Right-Click on your new Hyperlink for the Excel spreadsheet file.
- Then choose Hyperlink, Edit Hyperlink. Then click the text box labled "Named location in the file (Optional)" and then hit the Enter key.
- Now click the OK button.
- At this point, you need to tell Excel what you are doing, so start MS Excel and open your test worksheet. Navigate to Sheet 2 and choose Insert, Name, Define. When the Define Name dialog box opens, type into the Names in Workbook text entry.
- Click Add button to add the new Name and then click OK to record the change.
- Close the dialog box. Now exit Excel and go back to your Word document.
- Then click the hyperlink and Excel will open displaying Sheet 2.
Keeping in mind that the Defined Name on the spreadsheet must match the Hyperlink name in the Word document. Hopefully these procedures will let you explore and get familiar with creating hyperlinks to websites, files, and spreadsheets.
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