Create meaningful hyperlinks that people understand

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Hyperlinks are one of the great things about the web and electronic content. With the click of a mouse, you can make connections to a related idea. In this module, learn how to make links that use natural language that's easy to understand.

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To make a more meaningful hyperlink
  1. Copy this link into a Word document:

    Note: If you read this link, you might be able to spot the word "habitat" in the characters, and guess that the link goes to Habitat for Humanity. But someone who uses a screen reader will hear one character at a time, which is very hard to understand.

  2. Select the whole URL, including the "http" at the beginning and the ".org" at the end, and then .

  3. Right-click to open the context menu, then find and select Hyperlink.

  4. In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, look for a text box labeled Text to display. Type "Habitat for Humanity in my county".

  5. Click OK, then review the link you just make. It now shows natural words that tell people where the link goes.

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