Work with links, bookmarks, section breaks, or page breaks

You can use links, bookmarks, and page breaks to help people find content or move around your file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.

Use links

You can add, update, or remove links in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.

Create a link
  1. Open a doc, sheet, or slide.
  2. Click where you want the link, or highlight the text that you want to link.
  3. Click Insert and then Link.
  4. Under "Text," enter the text you want to be linked.
  5. Under "Link," enter a URL or email address, or search for a website.
  6. Click Apply.
Change or remove a link
  1. Open a doc, sheet, or slide.
  2. Click the link you want to remove.
  3. To remove the link in Google Docs or Slides, click Remove. To update the link, click Change and choose a new link or text.
  4. To remove a link in Google Sheets, right-click the cell with the link and click Unlink. To change the link, right-click the cell and click Edit link.
Link to a range of cells in a spreadsheet

  1. Open a Google Sheet.
  2. Click the cell you want to link.
  3. Click Insert and then Link and then Select a range of cells to link Grid
  4. Select the range of cells you want to link to.
  5. Click Ok and then Apply.

Get info about linked documents & websites

You can preview thumbnails and request access for documents linked in Google Docs.
  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. In the top left, click Tools and then Preferences.
  3. You can either:
    • Turn on this setting: Check Show link details.
    • Turn off this setting: Uncheck Show link details.
Tip: If you don’t have access to the document, you’ll get the option to request access.

Use bookmarks

You can use bookmarks to link within a document to a specific section or page. Bookmarks aren't available in Google Sheets or Slides.

Create a bookmark
  1. Open a Google Doc.
  2. Click where you want the bookmark.
  3. Click Insert and then Bookmark.

 Tip: To remove a bookmark, click the bookmark and then Remove

Link to a bookmark
  1. Open a Google Doc.
  2. Select the text you want to link from.
  3. Click Insert and then Link.
  4. In the window that opens, click Bookmarks. A list will show the bookmarks in your document.
  5. Click the bookmark you want to link to and then Apply.

To remove the link or bookmark, click it, then click Remove.

Tip: To remove a bookmark, click the bookmark and then Remove

Add section & page breaks

If you want to break up ideas or set images apart from text in your document, you can add section or page breaks in Google Docs. Breaks are not available in Google Sheets or Slides.
  1. Open a  Google Doc.
  2. Select a section of your content.
  3. At the top, click Insert and then Break.
  4. Choose a break type.
    • ​To start on a new page, click Page break.
    • To start a new section on the same page, click Section break (continuous).

Tip: You can change the margins or page numbers of different section breaks. Learn how to use document outlines, margins & rulers. Learn how to add or remove headers, footers & page numbers.

Show or hide section breaks

By default, section breaks are hidden when you open a document. To show lines where you’ve added section breaks:

  1. Open your doc.
  2. At the top, click View and then Show section breaks.

Notes:

  • To hide the section break again, click Show section breaks.
  • When you set section break lines to be visible or hidden, that setting will be the same for all documents you open until you change it.
Remove a page break 
  1. Open a Google Doc.
  2. Click under the page break.
  3. On your keyboard, press Backspace or Delete until the page break is removed.
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