How to Insert a Hyperlink to a File or Web Site in Excel 2010 - dummies

How to Insert a Hyperlink to a File or Web Site in Excel 2010

By Diane Koers

You can insert a hyperlink in Excel 2010 that anyone can click to jump to Web sites or open other files. The hyperlink can appear in a worksheet cell, or it can be associated with a graphic object, such as a shape or clip art object.

Follow these steps to insert a hyperlink to a file or Web site in an Excel 2010 worksheet:

1Select the cell or graphic you want to attach a hyperlink to.

You can assign the same hyperlink to multiple selected cells.

2Click the Hyperlink button in the Links group on the Insert tab (or press Ctrl+K).

The Insert Hyperlink dialog box appears.

3If you clicked a blank cell in Step 1, you can type the text you want the cell to display in the Text to Display box.

If you started with a cell that already contained data, you can change the displayed text. If you selected multiple cells, only the data in the first cell will be changed.

4On the left, click the Existing File or Web Page button.

The dialog box changes to give you options specific to Web pages and files.

5Select or enter the hyperlink's destination.

Use the tools in the center section of the dialog box to find the file or Web site you want to link to, or just type a Web site in the Address box.

6(Optional) Click the ScreenTip button to the right of the Text to Display box to enter ScreenTip text.

The ScreenTip text will appear when a user hovers the mouse pointer over the hyperlink.

7Click OK.

If you added the hyperlink to cell data, that data will appear underlined and in blue, indicating an active hyperlink.