Word Tips: Linking Within a Document

Lesson 12: Linking Within a Document


Linking within a document

Adding hyperlinks allows you to link text to information in another part of the same document. It’s a convenient way to give your readers instant access to information without searching and scrolling.

Watch the video below to learn more about creating links within a document.


  1. Select the text you want to use as a link. Then click on the Insert tab on the ribbon.
  2. Click on the Hyperlink command.
  3. In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, select Place in This Document from the list on the left.
  4. In the Select a place in the document list, choose the heading or bookmark you want to link to. Then click OK to close the dialog box.
  5. To test the hyperlink, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click on the link.
  6. Word will automatically jump to the section you selected in the previous step.

Maybe you have a table of contents that links to different bookmarked chapters. Be sure to try out this practical feature–especially if your document is a long one.

In Lesson 13, we’ll go over some basic keyboard shortcuts that make writing in Word a little faster.