Make Links to Open Pictures and Video in Word

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Make links to open pictures and video in Word documents. Adding a picture or video is a great way to enhance your publications. If you make links to open pictures and video in your documents it will help you get your point across. You know the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” You can use Microsoft Word’s Insert Hyperlink command to make links to open pictures and video in a separate window.

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The Insert Hyperlink command uses text in your document to make a link to a file on your computer or a Universal Resource Locator (URL) on the Internet. You may know URL’s better as website addresses. The Insert Hyperlink takes the filename or URL that you give it and turns selected text in your document into a “blue” link in your document. When the link turns blue, that means it’s hot or live and will open the file or webpage that it links to when you click on it.

There are several ways to make a links to open and video in Word documents. To make a link in a Word document you need to choose a word or phrase to use as the link text. This text will become the link that you will use to open the media that you link to. For example, by using the word picture in the fist paragraph of this article, I can link to a picture of a “flower” by selecting the work picture as the link text and entering the pictures web address or filename in the “Insert Hyperlink” command Text Box.

To make links to open pictures and video in Word documents:

1. Highlight the “text” that you want to use as the link.

2. Click on the “Insert” drop-down menu on the Word Toolbar.

3. Choose the “Hyperlink” command from the drop-down menu.

4. Choose the “Document” button in the middle of the dialogue box.

5. Use the “Select” button to select a file on your computer to link to, or in the link to box enter the path to the file.

6. Click OK. The text that you highlighted in Step 1 should change to light blue text in your document and should open the URL you linked to in Step 5.

This is a quick and easy way to add value to your document by giving the reader a richer media experience when you make links to open pictures and video in Word documents.

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