How to Create Internal Links in Google Docs

Have you seen some cool stuff like seeing a link in a document and wondering how it is possible? Making an internal link in Google Docs is actually easy. You can read the whole article that consists of the steps to make it possible.

In order to create the internal links in Google Docs, the first thing that should be done is to open your document in the Google docs in the edit mode. You will have to bookmark the text heading that you want to hyperlink to. For this, please highlight the text that you want to bookmark, press the Insert tab, and then press the Bookmark button. By doing so, a small icon will appear in the front of the line indicating the bookmark. If you want to remove the bookmark, you can just click on the bookmark icon, and then hit the Remove option that shows up.

How to Create Internal Links in Google Docs

After setting up the links to your bookmark, the next thing that you need to do is to highlight the text that you want to use as a hyperlink. Then, click the Insert Link icon in the toolbar or press Ctrl+K to open the Link pop up menu, click inside the Link field, and then click the Bookmarks drop-down menu. The last step is to choose the text that you bookmarked, and then hit the Apply button. When everything is done, the linked text will now be blue and underlined in the standard link formatting. This text will now act as a hyperlink that you are able to click if you want to go to the bookmarked text. You can click on it if you want to reveal options to follow the link (click the text starting with #), change the link destination, or remove the link. Feel free to repeat this process if you want to make as many bookmarks and hyperlinks as you want.

In the Google Docs, there is a useful option that you can use to create links to text within the same document. In short, this one is basically hyperlinking text to another document section, which is great one if you have large documents.

Instead of resorting to the bored task of scrolling down long pages, you are able to make the readers feel a bit pleasure by offering them internal hyperlinks as an alternative mode of navigation around your large document. You might be popular with the concept of the internal hyperlinks if you read ebooks. Most of them can be found on the content page, where clicking on some serial no, you will be directly taken to a page of the ebook instead of scrolling down every page one by one to reach there. So, this one can be a useful feature for your documents or ebook that you have, especially if they have many numbers of pages. For instance, you could write something like “As explained in section 1.2,” and add the bookmark in section 1.2 that you are referencing.

For those who are not really familiar with Microsoft Word, bookmarks are known as a cross-reference. You can consider them as one way jumps from a link in your document to your bookmarked text. You are allowed to add as many bookmarks and links to your document as you want. Keep in mind that the aim of using bookmarks should be to make your document more readable. You are not recommended to overdo it as too many links in your document can be distracting.

Google Docs is full of interesting tools. Aside from “bookmarks”, there are some other features that you can enjoy. Here are those that you can y anytime you want:

  1. Offline mode
  2. Roll your own substitutions
  3. Tag someone in a comment
  4. Suggestion mode
  5. Add more fonts
  6. Clear formatting
  7. Talk instead of type
  8. Revision history
  9. Right click for research

Sometimes, you would rather use your voice than your hands to type. Fortunately, Google is understanding you need by giving Google Docs voice typing. From the top of an open document, head to Tools > Voice typing. Doing so will pop up a small window with a large microphone icon along the right edge of the Chrome that you can switch to voice typing on and off. Apparently, voice typing is only available in the Chrome browser.

You do not have to get an Internet connection to use Google Docs, even though you will have to be connected when setting up offline use. From the main screen of Google Drive, the first thing that you need to do is to click the gear icon located in the upper right corner and click Settings. After that, check the box in the Offline section for Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawings files to this computer so that you can edit offline. Once you have turned it on, you will be able to view and edit your Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawing when you are not connected and all the files will sync when you connect to the internet next time.

If you want to draw the attention of someone to a comment that you added, it is really easy to tag them. When you write a comment, all that you need to do is to enter the @ or + sign and then select the person that you want to tag. In the end, the person that you tagged will get an email to notify them of your comment or question.

If you want to add more fonts, from the front pull-down menu that can be found at the top of your document, select More fonts to add new fonts to this menu. There are tons of fonts that you can freely choose. In order to get a better sense of how the different fonts look, please check out Google Fonts where you are able to view sample sentences of every font. Feel free to click into each of them and change it to your own wording.

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