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Creating links within the same document

by hailishish / March 26, 2007 7:55 AM PDT

Hey everybody. I have a Word document where I need to link a sentence to another part in the same document... I know how to hyperlink parts in a document to URLs using the "Hyperlink" option, but I can't figure out how to link to other parts in the same document. Oh, and could you please use not-so-technical language? I'm a copyeditor/translator/indexer; I'm really dumb when it comes to computers. Wink

Mucho thanks!

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Re: hyperlinks
by Kees Bakker / March 26, 2007 8:26 AM PDT

In my Word 2000, it's simple. Don't use Insert>Hyperlink but Insert>Crossreference and be sure that the 'insert as hyperlink' checkbox is checked. You only see that it's a hyperlink if you hover you mouse on it. But it's easy, of course, to make your own 'hyperlink' style(s) and apply that. I won't go into detail about styles here.

Hope this helps.


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Hyperlinks in Word?
by sbracco63 / April 24, 2007 6:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: hyperlinks

I'm creating a document in Word 2002 running on Windows XP which will be distributed to a wide variety of upper echelon technophobic bigshots. My immediate boss opened the document, and this person's Word settings for opening hyperlinks were that he had to click Ctrl first, and he did not like this, he did not want the technophobic bigshots to be forced to do that when opening the Word document, or to be forced to change their settings in the very simple way as described in Help.
My boss wants it so that the setting of having a cursor turn into the "hyperlink pointing finger" happen automatically no matter who opens this Word doc and from whatever computer and in whatever universe.
Is this request impossible in Word?

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Re: hyperlinks
by Kees Bakker / April 24, 2007 7:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Hyperlinks in Word?

May I suggest you produce something in html and publish it on the companies Intranet? A real html-document has real hyperlinks behaving like real hyperlinks in any browser imaginable. And you may like to add some flash to make it juicy.
It's much better than Word to distribute info.

Pdf comes next, but I'm afraid it doesn't behave in the way your boss requires.


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Tools > Options
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 24, 2007 8:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Hyperlinks in Word?

In Word's Tools > Options, click the Edit tab, and remove the tick for "Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlink".

But each user's word set up must be the same.


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Another method
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 24, 2007 8:08 AM PDT

Is to use Bookmarks.

Create a unique word in your document where you want the link to take you to, then goto Insert > Bookmark, and enter that word there.

Then type the word or phrase that you want to use as the hyperlink, highlight it, then goto Insert > Hyperlink, click the "Place in this document" option on the left, and all your bookmarks will be listed. Just choose the one you want, and click OK.


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by Papa Echo / April 24, 2007 6:14 PM PDT

You need to create a Word Macro which will run auomatically. This macro will change to settings of Word so that you only need to hover over the hyperlink to get a pointing fingure, instead of Ctrl+click. As such, it applies to all users. However, the security featirew of some computrs will stop that word document from opening because of the presence of the macro.

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