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Creating and editing hyperlinks in a Word document

In order to create persistent links, you may need to know how to create a link in a Word document. To avoid displaying lengthy URLs when creating links, embed your links into the document title. For example,

Alias Grace

NOT

Alias Grace
http://catalogue.mcgill.ca/F/?func=find-acc&acc_sequence=019678691

To embed a hyperlink into a title,

  1. Highlight the URL of your document and copy it
  2. In your Word document:
    1. Highlight the text in which the URL should be embedded (usually the citation itself or the document title, such as Alias Grace)
    2. Go to the Insert menu (or press "Control K") to open the Insert Hyperlink dialogue box
    3. Paste the URL into the Address box
    4. Add the prefix http://proxy.library.mcgill.ca/login?url= to the URL
    5. Press OK or hit Enter

To edit a hyperlink you have already created,

  1. Place your cursor over the link and right click. (If this doesn’t generate a drop down menu, try highlighting the link and then right clicking.)
  2. In the drop down menu that appears, select Edit hyperlink…
  3. When the Edit Hyperlink dialogue box appears, you can make corrections to the text displayed in your document, e.g. if you typed Alas Grace instead of Alias Grace, or to the URL.

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