Create a hyperlink in Publisher

In Publisher, you can create hyperlinks to files, webpages, email addresses, other pages in a web publication, and specific locations on webpages (sometimes called bookmarks) by using the Hyperlink button on the Insert tab.

Create a hyperlink to a location on the web

  1. Select the text or picture that you want to display as a hyperlink.

  2. On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink. Hyperlink button

    You can also right-click the text or picture and click Hyperlink on the shortcut menu.

  3. In the Insert Hyperlink box, type or paste your link in the Address box.

    Notes: If you don't see the Address box, make sure Existing File or Web Page is selected under Link to.

    If you don't know the address for your hyperlink, click Browse the Web Browse the Web button to locate the URL on the Internet and copy it.

Tip: To follow a hyperlink from a web publication before you publish it to the web, hold down CTRL while you click the linked text or picture.

Create a hyperlink to a file on your computer

You can add a hyperlink to a file on your computer, or to a new file that you want to create on your computer.

  1. Select the text or picture that you want to display as a hyperlink.

  2. On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink. Hyperlink button

  3. Under Link to, do one of the following:

    • To link to an existing file, click Existing File or Web Page under Link to, and then navigate to the file from the Look in list or the Current Folder list.

      Adding a hyperlink to an existing file

    • To create a new, blank file and link to it, click Create New Document under Link to, type a name for the new file, and either use the location shown under Full path or browse to a different save location by clicking Change. You can also choose whether to Edit the new document later or open and Edit the new document now.

      Creating a hyperlink to a new file

Tip: To follow a hyperlink, hold down CTRL while you click the linked text or picture.

Create a hyperlink to a new email message

  1. Select the text or picture that you want to display as a hyperlink.

  2. On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink Hyperlink button .

    You can also right-click the text or picture and click Hyperlink on the shortcut menu.

  3. Under Link to, click E-mail Address.

    Creating a hyperlink to an email address

  4. Either type the email address that you want in the E-mail address box, or select an address in the Recently used e-mail addresses list.

  5. In the Subject box, type the subject of the message.

    Note: Some web browsers and email programs might not recognize the subject line.

Tip: To follow a hyperlink from a web publication before you publish it to the web, hold down CTRL while you click the linked text or picture.

Create a hyperlink to another page in your publication

  1. Select the text or picture that you want to display as a hyperlink.

  2. On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink Hyperlink button .

    You can also right-click the text or picture and click Hyperlink on the shortcut menu.

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

    Creating a hyperlink to a page in the publication

  4. Select the page that you want.

Tip: To follow a hyperlink from a web publication before you publish it to the web, hold down CTRL while you click the linked text or picture.

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