Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Accessing the Source of a Document Link.

Accessing the Source of a Document Link

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 13, 2019)

When you have information from other applications linked in your document, you may find it helpful to pull up the source of the link and review the material in that application. Word makes this easy through any of the following methods:

  • Double-click on the linked item.
  • Choose Links from the Edit menu, select a link in the Links dialog box and then click on Open Source.
  • Choose the linked item, choose Linked Object from the Edit menu (the last menu item), and then choose Open Link from the resulting submenu.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (785) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Accessing the Source of a Document Link.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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