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How do I insert a URL link into a text document

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david 102 Calculating status...
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Jun 17, 2011 7:43 AM

How do I insert a URL link into a Word document

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Richard\'s Apples Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:22 AM (in response to david 102)

    You'd be better off posting on the Office for Mac website since this is not Apple software. It is Microsoft's support site for their software.



    This is a link to the articles that you'd need.

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,125 points)
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:11 AM (in response to david 102)

    Don't have Word available to test, but it seems to depend on the program.


    In Pages and TextEdit, if you drag the favicon from the addrss box in your browser into the document, it will be pasted in already formatted as a clickable link expressed in plain text. The favicon (I think that's the name for that element) is this item -

    Screen shot 2011-06-17 at 9.58.36 AM.png


    However, in AppleWorks 6.2.9, all that did was drop the raw URL into the document; and it is non-clickable, just text. In AW 6 you need to type the plain-text name for the link (how you want the underlined bit to appear), select that, then go to the Format menu and select Create Link, from it choosing Internet. In the new screen, the linkname will already be entered in the upper box; paste the URL into the lower box, and it's done.

  • pjdube Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
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    Mar 7, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to david 102)

    I know this is old, but maybe you still have this problem.


    Anyway, I figured it out. See below Automator Workflow which is a service. Just go to the link on the web page and double clik and go to the service (I called it "URL Link to Word").


    Good luck.





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