Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Creating a Hyperlink to a Specific Page.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 1, 2020)
Word allows you to easily create hyperlinks from one document to another. What if you want to create a hyperlink to a specific page in another document, however?
You can't specify a page number in a hyperlink; Word provides no way to do it. You can, however, create a hyperlink to a bookmark in another document. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Bookmark dialog box.
Figure 2. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box.
Figure 3. The Select Place in Document dialog box.
That's it. If you click the hyperlink in document A, document B should be displayed on the page you want.
There is one thing to remember about this approach. How Word pages its documents depends on a lot of variables. For instance, if you insert the bookmark at the beginning of page seven of document B, and then you later do editing of the document that affects the paging, the bookmark will no longer be at the top of page seven. The upshot: If you change the paging in document B, make sure you move the bookmark to the correct position for the page you want to display.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (9857) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Creating a Hyperlink to a Specific Page.
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