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Hi Aidan

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

I'm not certain I follow the question - In versions of Word from 2007 onwards, you can save the file as a PDF directly from Word.  You can create a hyperlink to a web page by using ctrl K or right clicking, or using the ribbon choice to insert a hyperlink -the link can be on any selection (so word, sentance, paragraph, part of word etc would all be valid).

I'm happy to look at any sample files if that helps - my email is
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions of Word from 2 onwards

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