You probably create links to web sites in Excel all the time. But did you know that you can create a hyperlink to different worksheets in the same workbook? Internal hyperlinks will save you time and – if you create an “Overview” sheet at the front of workbooks you want to share with team members – enable users to quickly link to the exact place they need to go without hunting through multiple worksheets.
Creating an Internal Hyperlink
- Launch Excel and open the workbook to which you want to add an internal hyperlink.
For demonstration purposes, we will have a workbook with four worksheets: (Resources, Team Members, Budget and an Overview page like this:
- Select the cell you want to make your hyperlink.
- Insert > Hyperlink from the Ribbon
Click Place In This Document on the left
Specify the text you want the linked cell to display in the Text To Display text box
(Go to Worksheet)
Select a worksheet
- Your sheet will now look like this:
- Clicking on the link will take you to the top-left of the Resources worksheet.
If you wanted to go to a specific cell on that worksheet, such as D12, you can specify that cell in the hyperlink dialog:
- Now you sheet would look like this:
- Clicking on the cell link will take you to that exact cell on the referenced worksheet
- Hyperlinks can also be used to quickly move around a single sheet which has many entries and categories