If you’re using Google Docs, there are a couple of different built-in ways to use the navigation within your document.
We’re going to go over inserting links and then we’re also going to use bookmarks to use with those links.
The first type of link that we’re going to go over is an internal link to another part of the document that’s just generated by the structure of the document.
I’ll show you what I mean.
We want to link our day-to-day lives.
Let’s go to Insert, Link to another partin this Google Doc.
It’s already a heading so we’re going to left-click on the arrow.
There’s a header in my document that’s called Day-to-Day lives.
These other items are the first sentences of other paragraphs I just filled it with Latin just so it wasn’t distracting.
That’s where these are coming from.
We’re going to select the header Day-to-Day Lives, we’re going to click apply, and now you need to change it to viewing mode to get it to work.
Now I’m acting as if I’m viewing this document, not creating it.
When I hover overday-to-day lives, you’ll see that the cursor will change to the hand with the finger pointing out.
That indicates it’s a link.
If you left-click on that, it’ll bring you down to the section of the document that starts with this header.
That’s all you need to do to link to a specific part of a document.
If you have a part of a document that you want to link to that is not the start of the section, we’re going to do that.
Let’s just say, we’re going to come back to editing, we’re going to highlight the sentence, I’m going to insert a bookmark, and it’s done.
You’ll see the little image of a bookmark here.
I’m going to insert a link and now an option comes up for bookmarks.
This wasn’t here before because there were no bookmarks when I was looking for the headings.
We’ll select a bookmark, left-click on the arrow to drop it down to expand bookmarks to see which ones available right now.
We just have one and we’ll leave click on that.
Now, this link is going to go to the bookmark that we just created.
Let’s click apply to put it in the document.
We’ll go back to viewing and we’re going to hover over more about their habitats.
Left-click on it.
It brings me right to that bookmark.
That’s two different ways to control where internal links go to in your document.
Another type of link is an outside link.
We’re going to change it to editing.
Let’s link to all turtles.
Com, but we’re going to mistakenly think that it’s just turtles.
We’re going to go to Insert, Link, and Google is going to search for turtles and not find it.
It’s going to suggest allturles.
Let’s just think, oh yeah, it should have been that.
So let’s left-click on all turtles.
It fills out the entire web address of all turtles.
You’re going to see turtles, but it’s going to link to all turtles.
We need to go in and correct this link to say all turtles.
Apply it and let’s get rid of this little all here just by deleting those three letters.
Now you have an external link to a website.
Let’s change this to viewing and see how this works.
We’ll scroll back down to it to find it.
We’re going to left-click on it.
It will launch another browser window and bring you to allturtles.
If I’m using Mac, it might use Safari.
If I’m using Windows 10, which I’m using here, but if I have my default browser set to Edge, it’s going to bring it up in that.
All it is is a link and your system is going to determine how it looks at it.
The last type of link that I’m going to show you is a link to another Google document.
In this case, it’s going to be a Google sheet.
We have some data in a spreadsheet here that I want to link to.
We’re going to go over to the spreadsheet that I’m talking about and let’s just say it’s this range.
Really not about turtles, let’s just say it is.
We want to scroll down to get a link to this range, left-click on that, it’s going to paste it to your clipboard.
Come back to your Google Doc, switch back to editing.
I’m going to re-highlight this data in the spreadsheet.
Go to Insert, Link.
In this case, we’re going to paste it in with the control V where it says to paste the link.
That will be the link to that Google Sheet, and within that GoogleSheet, this specific range.
You can see it in the URL, right there,if you look closely.
We’ll click apply.
Go back to viewing, come back in here as if we’re the reader.
We’re going to left-click on the data in the spreadsheet, and it’s going to bring them to that range in this Google Sheet.
They’ll see exactly what you’re talking about.
It takes a while to load, but it’s on my screen now, although it still says working.
The range that you linked to going to be highlighted.
So you’re going to show the reader exactly what you want to show them.
Those are several different types of links that you can do and using bookmarks for some of them.
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