Add a hyperlink in an Office document on a mobile device

You can insert a basic hyperlink in any Office document on a mobile device. In Word, you can also enter display text for any URL you insert.

PowerPoint also lets you enter display text for any URL you insert.

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In any Office document

You can add a basic hyperlink in an Office document on a mobile device by simply typing a valid URL followed by a carriage return. For example, type www.wikipedia.com or http://wikipedia.com, and then tap the Return button. Office recognizes the text as a URL and inserts a hyperlink.

In Word and PowerPoint

In addition to creating a basic "http" web link, you can also use "mailto" syntax to create a link that will open an email message when clicked. (Example: mailto:info@contoso.com)

  1. On your Android tablet, tap the Insert tab.

    Insert tab

    On your Android phone, tap the Edit icon Edit icon at the top of your screen, tap Home, and then tap Insert.

  2. Tap Link.

    Link button

  3. Enter the text to display and the address of your link.

    Hyperlink dialog box

  4. Tap Insert.

In addition to creating a basic "http" web link, you can also use "mailto" syntax to create a link that will open an email message when clicked. (Example: mailto:info@contoso.com)

  1. On your iPhone, tap Edit Edit icon at the top of your screen, and then tap Home.

  2. Tap Insert > Link.

  3. Enter the address of your link and the text to display.

  4. On your iPhone, tap Done. On your iPad, simply tap outside the dialog to dismiss it.

  1. On your Windows tablet, tap the Insert tab.

    Insert tab

    On your Windows phone, tap More More at the bottom right of your screen, tap Home, and then tap Insert.

  2. Tap Link.

    Link button

  3. Enter the text to display and the address of your link.

    Hyperlink dialog box

  4. Tap Insert.

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