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 March 18, 2019)

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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 four less than 4?

2019-03-19 06:21:55

Thomas Papavasileiou

starting with a web page and copying the address with Excel 2016 and Windows 10, the simple paste command pastes the copied text as hyperlink
The paste as text option pastes the text only, eliminating the hyperlink


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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