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Using Hyperlinks with Other Office Documents

A hyperlink is a term that refers to a piece of text or graphic in a document that links to other documents, a location, or element. You can create your own hyperlinks to move to a Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access file. You can even link to a specific location in a document or jump to a Web page. When you point to a hyperlink, Word displays the document path (for example, C:\excel\my documents\sales 1st qtr.xls) to which the link points. When you click a hyperlink, Excel moves to the location to which the link points. A hyperlink appears in blue (default color) text in the worksheet.

Hyperlinks are useful when you're distributing your document electronically and expect people to read it onscreen. Make sure that your readers will be able to access the documents to which you link. As an example, if you link a workbook on your local hard drive (C:) instead of a network drive, other people on your network won't be able to jump to the workbook, unless you make the entire contents of your machine available to other users on the network.


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