Hyperlink in word document

#1
Was hoping some IT guru could help me on this one.

I can get my 'puter to insert a hyperlink in a word document but the problem I'm having is that when I hover my mouse cursor over the said link, a box comes up telling me to press control and left click to enable the link to work.

What I really want is it to just link without the need to press control AND left click merely just to simply left click on the link.

Clear as mud I know, but if anyone a. Understands what I'm getting at and b. knows how to rectify it then I'd be eternally grateful. :)
 
#2
By default, users follow — or open — hyperlinks (hyperlink: Colored and underlined text or a graphic that you click to go to a file, a location in a file, a Web page on the World Wide Web, or a Web page on an intranet. Hyperlinks can also go to newsgroups and to Gopher, Telnet, and FTP sites.) by pressing CTRL while clicking the hyperlink. If you prefer, you can follow hyperlinks by just clicking them.

On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Edit tab.
Clear the Use CTRL+ Click to follow hyperlink check box.
M$ Help function is actually quite good :roll:

But be aware that this will only affect your PC not anyone that you send it too

Cheers
 
#3
On a similar note, how is it that people can re-name hyperlinks to other web pages. For example, a link to a news page, instead of saying www.blah blah blah etc, its changed to "look here"
 
#4
Gremlin said:
By default, users follow — or open — hyperlinks (hyperlink: Colored and underlined text or a graphic that you click to go to a file, a location in a file, a Web page on the World Wide Web, or a Web page on an intranet. Hyperlinks can also go to newsgroups and to Gopher, Telnet, and FTP sites.) by pressing CTRL while clicking the hyperlink. If you prefer, you can follow hyperlinks by just clicking them.

On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Edit tab.
Clear the Use CTRL+ Click to follow hyperlink check box.
M$ Help function is actually quite good :roll:

But be aware that this will only affect your PC not anyone that you send it too



Thanks for the prompt reply.

Is there anyway of achieving the same aim if I send said document to another PC, for example sending a doc with a hyperlink in it and them being able to just hover over the link and clicking it?
Cheers
 
#5
One way is to send it as a HTML document instead. Word can still create it, but it is opened in Internet Explorer on anyones computer, and acts like a web page.
 
#6
drain_sniffer said:
On a similar note, how is it that people can re-name hyperlinks to other web pages. For example, a link to a news page, instead of saying www.blah blah blah etc, its changed to "look here"



<a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp">
Try Here</a> for HTML Code for Web Link</p>

or just click this:

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp
 
#7
Please excuse my retardedness, but how would I go about converting a word doc into an HTML doc?
 
#9
Excellent advice folks, thanks a bundle.:)
 
#10
drain_sniffer said:
On a similar note, how is it that people can re-name hyperlinks to other web pages. For example, a link to a news page, instead of saying www.blah blah blah etc, its changed to "look here"
If the link is already on the page and you want to re-name it, right click over the link and have a butchers at the options that appear.
Failing that, try going on 'insert' or 'hyperlink' depending on the version of windows you are running, which is at the top of the word document; select insert, then hyperlink, and you should be able to enter the address you want to 'hyper link' to as it were, then you should be able to name the hyperlink whatever you want.

Armed
 
#11
Armed_and_dangerous said:
drain_sniffer said:
On a similar note, how is it that people can re-name hyperlinks to other web pages. For example, a link to a news page, instead of saying www.blah blah blah etc, its changed to "look here"
If the link is already on the page and you want to re-name it, right click over the link and have a butchers at the options that appear.
Failing that, try going on 'insert' or 'hyperlink' depending on the version of windows you are running, which is at the top of the word document; select insert, then hyperlink, and you should be able to enter the address you want to 'hyper link' to as it were, then you should be able to name the hyperlink whatever you want.

Armed
Thats Brilliant thank you very much
 
#12
devilish said:
Excellent advice folks, thanks a bundle.:)
I really like it when the original poster comes back and acknowledges answers.
 
#13
To lose the 'Cntl' need:

Word 2002 and 2003 by default require users to press Ctrl when clicking hyperlinks in order to follow them. The recipient of your files should be seeing a ScreenTip that says "Ctrl + click to follow link." This behavior can be changed by clearing the appropriate check box on the Edit tab of Tools | Options.
 
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