Linking within a Google Doc

Rebecca KeelingGoogle, iPads & Tablets

Linking within a Google Doc Banner

Creating a link within a Google Doc can be helpful for those reading to reference something quickly. An example of this can be a table of contents that when the topic is clicked will direct the reader to a specific section of the document.

Two common ways to do this:

*Both clickable links above demonstrate how linking will work within your Google Doc*

Linking using Bookmarks
  1. Select where you want the link to go. (Pic 1)
    Bookmark Linking Google Docs

    Pic 1 – Click to Enlarge

    1. Put the cursor there and add a Bookmark (Insert Menu -> Bookmark)
    2. Optional: Hover over the Bookmark ribbon and right click “Link” to “Copy the Link Address”
  2. Select the text you would like to initially link to (Pic 2)
    1. Highlight the text and choose the “Link” icon from the menu
    2. Add the Link
      1. Click the down arrow next to Bookmarks and choose the bookmarked spot to link OR
      2. Paste the Link address (Optional Directions from 1B)
    3. Press “Apply” to add the link
      Bokmark Linking in Google Docs

      Pic 2 – Click to Enlarge

*You can remove bookmarks and links by clicking the icon or text and choosing “remove” at any time.*

Linking Using Headings

This is very similar to linking using Bookmarks with the exception that you are going to change the text style instead of inserting a bookmark.

  1. Select the text you wish the link to go to. (Pic 3)
    Linking within a Google Doc

    Pic 3 – Click to Enlarge

    1. Highlight the text
    2. Change the text style to one of the Heading options
  2. Select the text you would like to initially link to
    1. Highlight the text and choose the “Link” icon from the menu
    2. Add the Link
      1. Click the down arrow next to Headings
      2. Choose the Heading you wish to link
    3. Press “Apply” to add the link