Add hyperlinks that open in a new window

Hyperlinks in a Word document offer a convenient way to jump out to the Web. Make them even handier by setting them up to open in a separate window.

Hyperlinks make it easy for users to quickly go to a Web page without leaving their Word document, but you can make it even easier if the page opens in a new window outside of Word. Follow these steps:

  1. Click where you want to insert the hyperlink in your document.
  2. Type the following code:

HYPERLINK ""no "This Web Page will open in a new window."

  1. Select the field code.
  2. Press CTRL + F9.
  3. Click in the code.
  4. Press F9.

Pressing F9 converts the code to an actual hyperlink to the Web address. When the user hovers the mouse over it, the hyperlink is displayed in the document with a screen tip, as shown below:

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