20. Hyperlinks in Google Docs and Slides

Hyperlinks in Google Docs and Google Slides can be used more than just sending people to a website; they can be used to link to other sections inside the Doc or Slide itself!  This is super helpful when creating a reference guide or a choose your own adventure activity. Here is how to do it on both platforms:

Google Docs

To link a section of a Google Doc through a hyperlink, the ‘location’ that the link will send the reader to must be created with a header format.  All of your header formats can be found in your toolbar under “Normal Text.”

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Once you have text that is in the header format, go back to the portion of the document that you want to place the link.  Highlight the text and right-click to select ‘link.’ Pro Tip: The keyboard shortcut is CMD + K for Mac or CRTL + K for all other devices.

Instead of pasting your link, you want to click on the drop-down beside ‘Headers.’  Select the header you would like to link and click Apply.

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Google Slides

Similar, but a bit easier than Google Docs, Google Slides allows you to use text (or objects) to link to other slides within your slide deck.

Just like you were linking text to an external webpage, highlight the text and right-click to select ‘Link.’  This time, you are going to select ‘Slides in this Presentation.’

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Now, not only can your Google Docs and Slides contain lots of information, but that information can be accessed and referenced easily.

Happy Creating!


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