How To Create Hyperlink To A File In Word

In a previous post, I told you how to create a hyperlink to a Web page. Today I will show you how to create a hyperlink to a file that resides on your computer or alternatively, to a new file that you would like to create on your computer.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  • Select the text or image that you would like to display as a hyperlink
  • Press CTRL + K
  • Under Link to, select one of the following:
    • To link to an existing file, under Link to, click Existing File or Web Page
    • In the Look in or Current Folder list, find your file


  • If you would like to create a new, blank file, and link to it, click Create New Document under Link to
  • Key in a name for your new file and use the location shown under Full path or navigate to a different save location by clicking Change
  • Now, you can select whether to Edit the new document later or open and Edit the new document now

There is more information coming in a future post.  Keep an eye out for it!

1 thought on “How To Create Hyperlink To A File In Word”

  1. 21nov20
    What’s the difference between the hyperlink created with your method and the “create Direct Access” commend I’m offered by right-clicking a file?

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