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How to Hyperlink in Google Docs

Hyperlinking text makes your document easier to read and navigate.Here is how to Hyperlink Text in Google Docs
How to Hyperlink Text
How to Hyperlink in Google Docs
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How to hyperlink text! Hyperlinking in a Google Doc or Slides is an important part of creating a Hyperdoc or just providing resources without a long link. For example, you may say Click Here

Instead of this link: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B00XAIP6XU?encoding=UTF8&node=283155&offset=0&pageSize=12&searchAlias=stripbooks&sort=author-sidecar-rank&page=1&langFilter=default&linkCode=ll2&tag=alicekeeler0e-20&linkId=8378a78045f9713efd6282c6d88d5435&language=en_US&ref=as_li_ss_tl

Look for Underlined

Text is hyperlinked when it is underlined. However, underlined text is not necessarily hyperlinked. Notice the difference. This is hyperlinked and this is just underlined. Not always, but oftentimes hyperlinked text changes color.

Keyboard Shortcut

The keyboard shortcut for hyperlinking text is Control K.

Control K to hyperlink. How to hyperlink text

A hyperlink is text that you can click on to open a webpage. If I say CLICK HERE and hyperlink the text it will open to a descriptive meme template. I ask my students to keep a list of activities they do and to hyperlink to their evidence. They list the activities on a Google Sheets spreadsheet and then click on the cell and use Control K to link that cell to the Google Doc they did.

hyperlink ends in K

Hyperlink ends in a K. This can help you to remember the keyboard shortcut for hyperlinK. Type your text and then highlight the text you wish to hyperlink. Hold down the Control key and press K. The text will turn blue to indicate that it is clickable.

Note: A Hyperdoc is not a document with hyperlinks. A Hyperdoc should include the 4 C’s and be an inquiry activity.

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