How to enter a hyperlink containing a space into a Word document

When you typing a document, Microsoft Word recognizes certain values, such as Web and UNC addresses (a network resource), and automatically makes them hyperlinks. However, after you enter a space, Word stops creating the hyperlink because it has no way of knowing whether you've finished the address and are now typing another word or whether the address contains spaces.

To manually specify that a group of words containing spaces is an address and should be represented by a hyperlink, simply surround the text with the left and right angle brackets:

Prefix the address with the < character and terminate it with the > character. For example, how to use the angle brackets to discern a Web address:

<http://www.example of an address with spaces.html>.

Hyperlink in Word 2016

A second way of entering an address with spaces that should be treated as a hyperlink is to insert the value %20 (the hex value for a space) for each space. Using this technique, the previous example address would be entered as follows:


Hyperlink2 in Word 2016

Note: See also Use hyperlink without holding Ctrl.