How to Add, Change and Modify Hyperlinks in LibreOffice Writer


This short tutorial will explain how to add, change, and remove hyperlinks and email links to any text in LibreOffice Writer.

When you are creating any document for any purpose, it is needed to insert hyperlinks to any web address Or add an email address for communication purposes to make a point about the content of the document. Adding hyperlinks and email links is very straightforward and easy to use in Writer. Here’s how you can do it.

Steps To Add Hyperlinks In Writer

  • Open the LibreOffice Writer document.
  • Select the word or text where you want to make a hyperlink.
  • Press Ctrl+K or from the Menu click Insert > Hyperlink.
Create Hyperlink - Writer
Create Hyperlink – Writer
  • In the Hyperlink window, select Internet on the left side and enter the URL under Hyperlink Type > Web.
    Press Ok.
Hyperlink Window - Writer
Hyperlink Window – Writer
  • Now you can see your selected text is converted to a hyperlinked text.
Hyperlink Created
Hyperlink Created
  • To test, you can hold down the CTRL key from the keyboard and click to follow the hyperlink.


Steps to Add Email Link

  • Select the text where you want to place the email link.
  • Open the hyperlink window by pressing CTRL+K as explained above.
Email Link
Email Link
  • In the hyperlink window, on the left side select Mail.
  • Enter the email address under Recipient by mentioning mail to URL as – (this is a sample email address – use your own below keeping ‘mailto:’ unchanged): mailto:john@dummymail.com
Email Link Window
Email Link Window
  • Press Ok.
  • Now your selected text will have an email to link and upon CTRL+clicking the default Email application would open for sending emails.
Email Link Created
Email Link Created

Modifying the Hyperlink

To change the hyperlink, you can select the text/right click on the text where you have added the hyperlink to open the context menu. In the context menu, you can find the Edit Hyperlink option which opens the same Hyperlink window. You can now modify and press ok.

Modifying Hyperlinks
Modifying Hyperlinks

Removing the Hyperlink

Also, you can right-click on the hyperlink to open the context menu where you can find options for changing or removing the hyperlinks (see fig above).


This is how you can create, modify and remove hyperlinks in LibreOffice Writer with simple steps.

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Jacques Renaud

I thank you for these explanations.
I will move my folder from a directory to another. Instead to be in /home/nous it will be in /home/me.
Is it possible to modify all the links (in writer) in one step ? If yes how ?
Thank you.


Can a hyperlink be used on the same document to quickly jump down the pages(s) to a given spot?

Mogens Eliasen

I need to know how to create a hyperlink to a bookmark in the same document. I do not need external links of insert of an e-mail address, but tghe tutorial only covers those.


Is right clicking the only way to remove a hyperlink? Can a hyperlink be removed in Mac? Or does the universe consist only of right-clickers?


I have an existing document with hyperlinks (is was created in MS Word),
But I cannot modify the hyperlinks, the option does not appear in the right mouse click…