Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Pasting a Hyperlink.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 10, 2020)
A common editing task is copying information from one source and pasting it in your workbook. By using a minor variation on pasting, you can actually cause your pasted information to appear as a hyperlink in an Excel worksheet. To paste information in this manner, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Paste Special dialog box with the Hyperlink option highlighted.
The information appears as a hyperlink, and if you click on it, you are taken directly to the spot in the original document from which it was copied.
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