Use a screen reader to insert a hyperlink in Outlook

Use a screen reader to insert a hyperlink in Outlook

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Use Outlook with Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to link from an email to a web page or file on a shared drive.

Notes: 

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  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Complete guide to Narrator.

Add a hyperlink

  1. When you're composing an email, place the cursor where you want to insert the link.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "More options button, collapsed," and then double-tap the screen. The editing options ribbon opens.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Insert button, collapsed," and then double-tap the screen.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Link button," and then double-tap the screen. You hear: "Link window, Address, editing."

  5. Type the web address of the page you want to link to.

  6. If you want to name the link with something else than just the URL, swipe left or right until you hear "Text to display, editable text," and then type the link text.

    Note: If you're linking from an image, this option is not available.

  7. Swipe right until you hear "Insert button," and then double-tap the screen. The link is inserted in the email message body.

See also

Use a screen reader to format text in your email in Outlook

Use a screen reader to insert a picture or image in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with email in Outlook

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Outlook Mail

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