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  • How can I hyperlink text in a Word document to an image that is contained in the same document? When I click on the text, it should open the image in a new window.
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:05 AM

Answers

  • Hyperlinks in Word don't work that way.

    For an inline picture, you can do the following:

    • Select the picture.
    • On the Insert tab of the ribbon, click Bookmark in the Links group.
    • Specify a name, for example MyPicture, then click Add.
    • Select the text where you want the hyperlink.
    • On the Insert tab of the ribbon, click Hyperlink in the Links group.
    • Select 'Place in This Document' in the navigation pane on the left.
    • Click on the bookmark name under Bookmarks.
    • Click OK.

    By default, you must Ctrl+click on a hyperlink to follow it. It will jump to the target of the hyperlink, in this case the picture.

    If you prefer to click a hyperlink to follow it:

    • Select File > Options.
    • Select Advanced in the navigation pane on the left.
    • In the 'Editing options' section, clear the check box 'Use CTRL + click to follow hyperlink'.
    • Click OK.
    • Be aware that this is a user-level preference, it doesn't travel with the document.

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (http://www.eileenslounge.com)


    Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:51 AM
  • Cross-posted AND ANSWERED before posting here at: http://www.msofficeforums.com/drawing-graphics/27936-hyperlink-text-image-word.html
    For cross-posting etiquette, please read: http://www.excelguru.ca/content.php?184

    Posting in a different forum isn't going to change the answer...

    All you've achieved is wasting peoples' time having them traverse the same ground that's already been covered in the other thread!!!


    Cheers
    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]


    Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:14 PM

All replies

  • Hyperlinks in Word don't work that way.

    For an inline picture, you can do the following:

    • Select the picture.
    • On the Insert tab of the ribbon, click Bookmark in the Links group.
    • Specify a name, for example MyPicture, then click Add.
    • Select the text where you want the hyperlink.
    • On the Insert tab of the ribbon, click Hyperlink in the Links group.
    • Select 'Place in This Document' in the navigation pane on the left.
    • Click on the bookmark name under Bookmarks.
    • Click OK.

    By default, you must Ctrl+click on a hyperlink to follow it. It will jump to the target of the hyperlink, in this case the picture.

    If you prefer to click a hyperlink to follow it:

    • Select File > Options.
    • Select Advanced in the navigation pane on the left.
    • In the 'Editing options' section, clear the check box 'Use CTRL + click to follow hyperlink'.
    • Click OK.
    • Be aware that this is a user-level preference, it doesn't travel with the document.

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (http://www.eileenslounge.com)


    Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:51 AM
  • You cannot have it open in a new Window with Word. I know that in html you can set hyperlinks for a new window, but not in Word. As Stefan has already told you, if you assign a bookmark to the image, you can hyperlink to the bookmarked location.

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:05 PM
  • Thank you, Hans. My plan was for Word to be the starting point for an eventual eBook containing text and multiple images because of all of its editing options. I do need the usable hyperlinks to travel with the document, when I export it to a PDF or InDesign format before it is published or if I send the Word document to an editor.
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:09 PM
  • I'm afraid you'll have to look for another way to create/edit your e-book.

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (http://www.eileenslounge.com)

    Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:31 PM
  • Cross-posted AND ANSWERED before posting here at: http://www.msofficeforums.com/drawing-graphics/27936-hyperlink-text-image-word.html
    For cross-posting etiquette, please read: http://www.excelguru.ca/content.php?184

    Posting in a different forum isn't going to change the answer...

    All you've achieved is wasting peoples' time having them traverse the same ground that's already been covered in the other thread!!!


    Cheers
    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]


    Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:14 PM