#Microsoft365 – Creating hyperlinks might be easy – but how many people actually use it? For those of you who know me – you’ll know I have a big thing about “presentation”. Whatever we write or present or send into the world wide web out there – becomes our legacy – something that speaks on our behalf – when we’re not there to defend ourselves. Don’t just paste the link – hyperlink it! #Office365 #MSOffice

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index

Create a hyperlink:

As I mentioned – creating hyperlinks are really easy. Type the word you would like to hyperlink, right click on it > hyperlink (link).

In this window you’ll see different options:

  • Existing File or Web Page
  • Place in This document
  • Create New Document
  • E-mail Address

Let’s take a look at “Existing File or Web Page” first. For this example I’ll link to my blog. Paste the URL in the Address Bar. Click on Ok to Save. Voila!!

Email Hyperlink 2

Now we’ll do an email link. I’ve written Contact Tracy – select these words, right click and select hyperlink (link). Click on E-mail Address. Type the email in the Email Field – you’ll see that it adds the “mailto” text in front of it.

You can also type a subject for the email.
Outlook will display any previous mailto links you’ve created, which you can pick from. Click on OK to save.

Email Hyperlink 3

Email Hyperlink 5

When clicking on this “Contact Tracy” it will open a new mail for the user, with the correct email address and the subject line:
Email Hyperlink 6

There you go!! Go forth and hyperlink. Keep in mind that you can hyperlink shapes as well.


Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.