Office 365

How to Create Hyperlink To File on Your Computer

In a previous post I told you how to create a hyperlink to a Web page. Today I will show you how to create a hyperlink to a file that resides on your computer or alternatively, to a new file that you would like to create on your computer.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  • Select the text or image that you would like to display as a hyperlink.
  • Press CTRL + K.
  • Under Link to, select one of the following:
  • To link to an existing file, under Link to, click Existing File or Web Page.
  • In the Look in or Current Folder list, find your file.


  • If you would like to create a new, blank file, and link to it, click Create New Document under Link to.
  • Key in a name for your new file and use the location shown under Full path or navigate to a different save location by clicking Change.
  • Now, you can select whether to Edit the new document later or open and Edit the new document now.

There is more information coming in a future post.  Keep an eye out for it!