how to create automatic hyperlinks in microsoft word 2002
Posted on 2004-09-19
i would like to be able to set up microsoft word 2002 (or another application if word can't do this) to automatically convert specific text to hyperlinks (the hyperlinks are to web pages/files) that i have set up. specifically i would like to be able to do 2 things:
(i) as i write i would like specific words to be converted to hyperlinks that i have already set up for these words. i am aware that i can get close to this by using the autotext feature. i.e. i can set up a hyperlink from a given word, then highlight the hyperlinked word, press ALT-F3 and add the word to the 'normal' autotext menu. then when i type part of the word, the autotext box appears, and i press return to get the full hyperlinked word. the trouble with this method is that i would like to be able to just keep typing, without having to press return, and still have microsoft word convert the text to its hyperlink. furthermore, i tend to use voice recognition software with microsoft word (dragon naturally), and when i dictate text using this method, the autotext feature won't work, as i am dictating a whole word. so i wonder if there is some way of automatically converting specific words to predefined hyperlinks as i dictate them.
(ii) for documents that i already have on my pc, i would like to be able to load them into microsoft word, and be able to convert each instance of a given word to its predefined hyperlink. so here i would be setting up a database/table of words and their associated hyperlinks, and microsoft word would access this to determine which words need converting. ideally i would be able to convert a whole document with just one click!
i hope this is clear,