Work with links & bookmarks

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

Links

You can insert, update or delete links in Google Docs, Sheets or Slides.

Create a link
  1. Open a document, spreadsheet or presentation.
  2. Click where you want the link, or highlight the text that you want to link.
  3. Click Insert and then Link.
  4. In the 'Text' field, type the text that you want to be linked.
  5. In the 'Link' field, enter a URL or email address, or search for a website.
  6. Click Apply.
Tip: You can add multiple links in a single cell in a spreadsheet. To add multiple links in a cell, highlight the text you want to link. Then, at the top, click Insert link Insert link or press CTRL + k or  ⌘ + k on your keyboard.
Change or remove a link
  1. Open a document, spreadsheet or presentation.
  2. Click the link that 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 spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
  2. Select the cell that you want to link.
  3. Click Insert and then Link.
  4. Click Select a range of cells to link Grid
  5. Select the range of cells that you want to link to.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Apply.

Get info about linked documents and websites

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

Bookmarks

To link within a document to a specific section or page, use bookmarks. Bookmarks are not available in Google Sheets or Slides.
Create a bookmark
  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click where you want the bookmark.
  3. Click Insert and then Bookmark. A bookmark will appear.

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

Link to a bookmark
  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Select the text that 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 that you want to link to. 
  6. Click Apply.

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

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