Online and Web
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Adding a ScreenTip
Need to add a ScreenTip to your document? It's easy to do, provided you are adding a hyperlink.
Associating a Name with a Position
Wouldn't it be great if Word allowed you to have a small pop-up that showed you some information associated with a special phrase in your document? You can accomplish this by using one of the hyperlink features in the program.
Closing Documents after a Hyperlink
When you click a hyperlink that takes you to another document, Word dutifully opens the new document in its own window. What if you want the old document (the one containing the hyperlink) to be closed? You may be out of luck, as explained in this tip.
Configuring Spell Check for Internet Addresses
When writing technical documents, URLs are a common thing to include in your text. Normally Word will mark these as incorrectly spelled. You can, however, configure Word so that it ignores them.
Controlling the Program Used with Hyperlinked Images
How to tell Windows which program to use for graphics with hyperlinks.
Creating a Hyperlink that Opens the Linked Object
Hyperlinks can be very helpful for loading and displaying external resources. But they are less useful for opening and displaying objects embedded within the current document. This tip examines why this is so.
Creating a Hyperlink to a Specific Page
Most people add hyperlinks in a document to reference pages on the Web. You can, however, create hyperlinks to other Word documents. If you want to create a hyperlink to a particular page in another document, you'll need to use this workaround.
Creating Hyperlinks from E-mail Addresses
Got a document that has a whole raft of e-mail address in it? You can easily convert all of them to clickable hyperlinks by using the AutoFormat capabilities of Word.
Differences in Behavior of Links
Got some active links in your document? Do you want to have them activated when you click on them, or do you want to require another step and have them activated when you hold down the Ctrl key and click on them? The choice in behavior is up to you; here's how to change it.
Editing a Hyperlink
Word allows you to embed active hyperlinks in your documents. If you later want to change or edit that hyperlink, you can use the techniques discussed in this tip.
Getting Rid of the Ctrl+Click Message
When you add a hyperlink to a document, you can later click that link to display whatever is linked to. Beginning in Word 2002, you had to Ctrl+Click to follow the link, and a message was displayed to that effect whenever you put the mouse pointer over the link. If you want to get rid of that message you can do so by applying the techniques discussed in this tip.
Hyperlinking to a Specific Excel Worksheet
Creating a hyperlink to an Excel workbook is easy. With the information in this tip you can discover how to hone that hyperlink so that it goes right to the place you need in the workbook.
Keeping a Document Open After Hyperlinking
A solution to Hyperlinking closing your Word document in Word 97.
Maintaining Proper Hyperlinks in Word 2000 and Later
Keeping hyperlinks properly working in a group of documents can be a challenge. Here's a way that you can make sure that Word understands how the hyperlinks should work.
ScreenTips without Hyperlinks
ScreenTips can be a helpful feature in some documents, but adding them also means you need to add a hyperlink. Here's a way that you can create a ScreenTip that doesn't have an apparent hyperlink.
Stopping Word from Accessing the Internet
When you start Word, does it try to access the Internet? It may, depending on how your version of Word is configured. If you want to turn off the accessing of the Internet, you'll want to explore the ideas presented in this tip.
Using Relative HTML Font Sizes in Word 2000
How to remove the Word specific HTML codes in your Web document.
Weird Hyperlink Behavior
When you insert a hyperlink, you expect it to look like, well, a hyperlink. But what if it really looks like some strange coding that you don't recognize? This tip explains what the problem may be and how you can quickly get back to the hyperlinks you expect.