Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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.

Pasting a Hyperlink

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 30, 2015)

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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:

  1. Select the information to be copied and press Ctrl+C. This copies the information to the Clipboard.
  2. Switch to Excel and select the cell where you want the link to appear.
  3. Click the down-arrow under the Paste option on the Home tab of the ribbon and then choose Paste As Hyperlink.

    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.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9668) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Pasting a Hyperlink.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 9 + 4?

2016-12-13 03:46:21

Chiraag

How do I paste the text and not as a hyperlink


2016-03-03 11:37:16

Brian Phillips

this article is wrong about pasting hyperlinks in Excel - I do not see the option to "paste as hyperlink" with a hyperlink on the clipboard. Windows 10 Office 16.0.6366


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