1 Minute Admin Tips: Insert a link to a website into a Word document

Creating a clickable link like this rather than pasting the whole website address like this http://www.bbc.co.uk/ makes documents look a lot tidier and are easier to read. Here’s how to do it:

Paste URL

In your web browser – copy the website address (URL) from the address bar.

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In the Word document – Select the text you want to be the link. Right-click on the text. Select Hyperlink.

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Paste the website into the ‘Address’ box at the bottom. Click ‘OK’.

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The link has been created – the text will turn blue and underlined. Test the link works by clicking on it.


You have just inserted a link to a webpage into a Word document.

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