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Tech Tip for Writers #20: How to Add A Link to Word

tech tipsTech 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, 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.

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