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How to Add Hyperlinks to Word - oh so easy and so useful!



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How to Add Hyperlinks to Word - oh so easy and so useful!

I have been messing around with Word now that I am into writing and publishing my own ebooks for sale. I use Word to create my content and then I convert it into a pdf document.

One thing that I struggled with was how to make a clickable content page and I recently figured that out and I am oh so chuffed. I can see how it will also be brilliant to help my readers move around my content easily in other ways too. For example if I use a technical term in my writing I won’t always want to write an explanation right there, but instead make it clickable either to an external Wiki link or perhaps to dictionary.com or I could even write an explanation at the end of my ebook and link internally to that.

So how to do it is simple, you just highlight the text you want to link and then right click on the text and click on Hyperlink. You can then choose to link externally to a website and add the url in the bottom of that window.

Or alternatively you can link internally by choosing link within this document, there you can choose to link to headings that you have added, so be sure to use heading within your Word document.

Alternatively you can create bookmarks for certain sections by highlighting them, then you click on “insert” and bookmark, name it and bookmark it. Then you can also link internally but instead of choosing one of the headings you can find your bookmarked text.

How to Add Hyperlinks to Word - oh so easy and so useful!
I hope you found this helpful, yes it might be some very basic stuff for a lot of you, but for me it is newly learned and oh so helpful.

One more thing… linking externally from your ebook means you can also add affiliate links… think about it, what an awesome way to generate some affiliates! Offer a free ebook with great quality information and drop a few affiliate links in!

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eziscript

This is Good Stuff, also you can use "Table of Content" its help you as well..

And I don't use MS Word, I love Open Source Specially, "WPS Writer" and "Open Office"

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Lynne

Oh dear, I have not yet gotten to using anything other than Word! Call me slow LOL



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eziscript

I usally stay away from paid stuff when you can get it free! ;) trust me you save alot by that way!

Just like you want a video editor what you do? frist you look at sony, ulead or adobe but if you dig deeper you will find out there is 100's of free video editor available which can easily cover your requirements

same this apply to other stuff, like OS, Editor, PHOTO Editor, Development, Programing, Daily use stuff etc..

Thanks,



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Lynne

Is there a free video editor that you can recommend, something easy to use because I have got like zero skills when it comes to editing!

I do quite a lot of Youtube videos and I find it hard because I can't edit at all. I literally just wing it and upload as is. I'm doing ok but it would be lovely one day to be able to edit my videos!

Is it very time consuming and hard?



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idealmike

Ah yes I use Apache Open Office Writer to write my eBooks as you probably know and not M$ word. There is an option in that you can just click on after you've highlighted any text to create an external link. You can also set some other options as well such as whether it opens in a new window or note (_blank or _self etc) but that's just basic ahref HTML. But yeah, the table of contents is a good thing to have at the top of your eBook if it has many different sections, pages or chapters so people can navigate to different parts of it quickly. In Open Office Writer there is also an option to create bookmarks from all of your H1 headings that appear in the sidebar of the PDF reader they're using if it supports it. These are sort of similar and just as helpful to readers to quickly find there way around and navigate through your PDF.

I'm sure if you check the Wiki or just the manual that comes with Word by clicking on the ? icon and opening the Help files it will show you in there somewhere how you can do it. I'm still a bit touch and go with it and just wing my way through like you lol How to Add Hyperlinks to Word - oh so easy and so useful!



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Lynne

LOL Mike, yeah I usually just wing it as I go along. So many people ask me how I learn so much, well I just get in there and do things. Maybe I get it wrong but I learn a lot along the way!



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Corzhens

This topic reminds me of my problem with the hyperlink when I was using the word processor. I was writing a report about my research on the website as part of the data gathering for the planned website of our office. When I submitted the report, my boss said that the link didn’t work. When I checked my report, indeed the link does not work simply because there is no hyperlink. It was just a text that needed to be copied onto the internet explorer’s address portion.



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