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Inserting hyperlinks into your document

Why add hyperlinks?

Hyperlinks and meaningful screen tips can provide additional information to benefit learners.

Screen tips embedded within a hyperlink can describe the linked resource, enabling the user to decide whether or not to follow the link. There can be particular benefits for some disabled learners.

For example:

  • On a well designed document a screen reader user could browse by hyperlink title. This gives the user the ability to 'skim read' the resource in order to find the next level of information. Please note, this functionality is lost if the hyperlink text fails to describe the link destination (e.g. if hyperlinks simply say 'Click here').
  • Print impaired users requiring more graphical materials can be directed to alternative resources


How to add hyperlinks:

  •  Select the appropriate place in the document and from the menu navigate to Insert > Hyperlink
  • From the Insert Hyperlink dialogue box select the 'Existing File or Web Page' option from the left hand menu
  •  In the 'Text to display:' box write the text you want to be displayed within the document.
  • In the 'address:' box type the URL of the web page required.

E.g. of a screen tip

Example of a screen tip

Last updated 27 March 2018 by Trinity Inclusive Curriculum (Email).