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How to insert a hyperlink in Word

When you create a document, you may need to paste links to other documents, Excel spreadsheets, or even some websites with source information. Also, you can add hyperlinks to your profile or even e-mail address.

Insert an email hyperlink in a document

Inserting an e-mail address is simpler than adding a hyperlink. Just type the email address as it is, and typing a space bar or any punctuation symbol such as comma or dot after the e-mail address, instructs Word to create an email address hyperlink automatically:

Convert documents to HTML format

The default file format for files created in Word for Microsoft 365 is the .docx format. You can easily save a document in various formats such as .doc, PDF, RTF, HTML, etc. See also how to save documents in .doc format or PDF format.

Open and edit PDF files in Word

An excellent feature of Word for Microsoft 365 is opening PDF files and editing them by using all the standard Word proofing tools. When you finish, you can save the file as a document or as a PDF.

Save documents in PDF format

The default file format for files created in Word for Microsoft 365 is the .docx format. You can easily save a document in various formats such as .doc, PDF, RTF, HTML, etc. See also how to save documents in .doc format or HTML format.

How to create a Word app icon on the desktop

Today Microsoft Office setup program does not create Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook icons on the desktop, and you need to search the applications in the Start menu. If you want to have those icons on your desktop as before, you can create them by hand.

How to stop AutoCorrect and AutoFormat changes

When you work with external documents, templates, or some other type of documents, you often need to stop all automatic corrections in Microsoft Word. You can always undo any automatic changes to the document or even turn off all changes made in the current document editing session.

Revert AutoCorrect changes

Microsoft Word fixes some misspellings or potential errors using AutoCorrect. For example, when you type the first word of the sentence from the lowercase letter, Word automatically changes the first letter to uppercase. You will see a little blue rectangle under the AutoCorrect changes:

Switch between insert and overtype modes

In the previous versions of Microsoft Word, the Insert button on the keyboard switched between the Insert and Overtype modes. Newer Word versions don’t offer this functionality; the Overtype mode is disabled in Word 2016 and Word for Microsoft 365 and newer. To enable the Overtype mode in Word for Microsoft 365 and later, do the following:

Change text language

Microsoft Word is used in different countries and many languages. For some documents such as international Agreements, you need to write the documents or just parts of the document in a different language.

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