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Hi Dale

Hope you've been doing well.

Do you know how I can cross-reference a specific word in a sentence as a link so when someone clicks on it, they will be re-directed to a specific web address I want them to be sent to?

This is for my free pdf file Iím giving to my subscribers for opting in using OpenOffice 3.4.1. But when I'm opening the file at the top window bar it says it's a word document. My Operating system is windows 8. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Take Care

Hi Sterling,

Doing great thanks for asking.

It sounds to me like you are looking for something like this:

Insert A Hyperlink That Goes To Another Document, File, Or Web Page

You can create a hyperlink that goes to an existing file or to a new file. After you've specified a name for the new file, you can choose to open the file for editing immediately or come back to it later. Either way, the file is created for you.

1.   Select the text or drawing object you want to display as the hyperlink, and then click Insert Hyperlink  

2.   Do one of the following:

To link to an existing file or Web page, click Existing File or Web Page under Link to.
To link to a file that you haven't created yet, click Create New Document under Link to.

3.   Do one of the following:

If you clicked Existing File or Web Page in step 2, locate and select the file you want to link to.

If you clicked Create New Document in step 2, type a name for the new file. You can also specify the path to the new file and choose whether you want to open the new file for editing now or later.

4.   To assign a tip to be displayed when you rest the mouse over the hyperlink, click Screen Tip and then type the text you want. Word uses the path or address of the file as the tip if you do not specify one.

5.   Click OK twice.

Good luck.

Dale :-)

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