Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.
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-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. 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 five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.