Use meaningful and descriptive text
Instead of linking to non-descriptive text such as “Click here” OR “MORE”, use meaningful text such as “Click here to take the survey” or “More about APH”.
If the title on the hyperlink’s destination page gives an accurate summary of what’s on the page, use it for the hyperlink text. Such an example of a destination page would be: “APH Accessibility Guidelines”.
- Example of a uniquely named link:
…additional details are available on aph.org.
- Example of a link determinable within context:
Further details are listed in the Company Annual Report.
- Example of ambiguous links not determinable Within context:
Information about each topic is available click here / click here.
Add or modify hyperlink text
- Select the text to which you want to add the hyperlink, and then right-click.
- Select Hyperlink.
The text you selected displays in the Text to display box. This is the hyperlink text.
- If necessary, change the hyperlink text.
- In the Address box, enter the destination address for the hyperlink.
Optional: Select the ScreenTip button and, in the text box, type a ScreenTip. Screen tips will appear when your cursor hovers over text or images that include a hyperlink.