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Create a Hyperlink to Another Document in an Excel Worksheet

Sometimes you might want to share information from other documents in Microsoft Excel.  Here we will show you how to create a hyperlink to another document.

With your Excel document open click on the cell where you want to create the hyperlink and under the Insert tab click on the Hyperlink button.

insert

The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will pop up and here is where you want to add the text to display and browse to the location of the file you want to link to.

browse file 

Now you will notice the text in that cell is displayed as a link.  If you hover the pointer over the link it will show the path to the file.

insert 

For this example we linked to another Excel document and it will be displayed with in the current opened worksheet.  To go back to the original document just close or minimize the linked one.

document 

Basically you can create a hyperlink to anywhere such as a network location including a specific file, SharePoint page, or webpage.  Hopefully this how-to will get you started in creating informative Excel documents for others.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/16/09

Comments (4)

  1. Silvia

    how do I create a hyperlink from a word doc I have in my desktop at work to a specific work manual we have at the company intranet.

  2. Dren

    Just want to ask if you know how to link a command button or a cell to an exe file without the excel application showing the warning prompt box. thanks

  3. KOJACK

    I made an excell work book using hyper links to different forms and shared it now when i try and add new hyper links the the hyper link edit or create dose not allow me to click on it what do I do to fix it and be able to add new links

  4. Malerie

    I can’t hear anhyntig over the sound of how awesome this article is.

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