Add hyperlinks to a location within the same document

You can add hyperlinks to your document that give your readers instant access to information in another part of the same document. The hyperlink can be text or graphics. By using hyperlinks, you can provide information to your readers without repeating the same information on different pages.

To add links that jump from one part of a document to another part of the same document, mark the destination and then add a link to it.

Mark the destination

Mark the hyperlink destination with a bookmark or a heading style.

Insert a bookmark

  1. Select text or an item, or click where you want to insert a bookmark.

  2. Click Insert > Bookmark.
    Insert Bookmark

  3. Under Bookmark name, type a name.
    Insert bookmark dialog box

    Note:  Bookmark names need to begin with a letter. They can include both numbers and letters, but not spaces. If you need to separate words, you can use an underscore ( _ )—for example, First_heading.

  4. Click Add.

Apply a heading style

Headings are automatically marked as a destination. All you need to do is apply one of the built-in heading styles.

  1. Select the text to which you want to apply a heading style.

  2. On the Home tab, click the style you want.
    Heading 1 in Styles Gallery

Add the link

After you’ve marked the destination, you’re ready to add the link.

  1. Select the text or object you want to use as a hyperlink.

  2. Right-click and then click Hyperlink Hyperlink button .

  3. Under Link to, click Place in This Document.

  4. In the list, select the heading or bookmark that you want to link to.

    Note:  To customize the Screen Tip that appears when you rest the pointer over the hyperlink, click ScreenTip, and then type the text that you want.

See Also

Add bookmarks in a document

Add a PDF to a document

Use hyperlinks in a table of contents

Create a table of contents

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