Hyperlinks can be found all over the internet – they’re used to make it easier for you to find resources. You can find them on search engines such as Google, random websites that have other information to give you and now you can find them in ordinary documents too. Being able to insert them into a document in our Open Office download is something you may want to do if you’re going to be distributing the file to other users connected to the internet, so we’re going to explain to you how you can do it in this article. Read on if you want to know more.
For those of you who don’t know what this term means, it’s basically something that when clicked it’ll take you straight into your web browser and to the resource that you’re looking for. You’ll see these on the web all the time, they’re a really good way of accessing information without knowing the direct URL yourself. Of course if you print out the document the hyperlinks will no longer work, instead you’re likely to just see text which has just been underlined on the page. Now we can explain how to add them.
The first thing you’re going to need to do is to load up the package and then go into everyone’s favorite report writing tool called Writer, if you don’t already know. You’ll then need to write the rest of your document and get to the stage where you want to add the hyperlink. You’ll need to think of the anchor text you want to use – which basically means the text that will be highlighted and when clicked will take users to the link you want. This can be something simple like “click here” or maybe you want to use something more descriptive, it’s your choice. Then we can carry on.
You’ll be relieved to know that the process is actually very quick and painless. When you’ve got to this stage, all you need to do is click on “Insert” in the top navigation bar and then scroll down and select “Hyperlink”. You’ll be asked to enter more information at this point, but really the only two settings you need to concentrate on are the target (the URL you want to link to) and the text (the text that is visible and will be clicked on). You can also select whether you want it to open up new tabs, new windows and specify more specific types of links such as to e-mails or even other documents. You have a huge amount of flexibility, you just need to choose how to use it. By clicking “Apply”, the link will be added.
In conclusion, inserting hyperlinks into your Open Office documents is something you don’t need to worry about due to how simple it is to do. At some point you will need to use them if you’re in a business environment, you could use them to link to pages on your website or to interesting articles and news sites too, the sky is the limit in terms of this. If you want people to be able to e-mail you easily, you can even insert a hyperlink to make it quicker for them to do so. If you want to benefit from this feature and the many others offered, use the link on our website right now and take advantage of it for free.