Add Hyperlink to Cell, Sheet, and External Address in Calc


This beginner’s tutorial explains how you can add a hyperlink to a cell, sheet or any external address in LibreOffice Calc.

In LibreOffice Calc, it is possible to link to any external web address, FTP address or any URL; Not only that you can link to any cell within a sheet or workbook. This is how you can do it.

Add Hyperlink to Cell with External Address

  1. To add Hyperlink to a cell, simply click on the cell and from the Menu click Insert -> Hyperlink. The keyboard shortcut is CTRL+K.
Add Web URL in Calc Cell
Add Web URL in Calc Cell
  1. In the Hyperlink dialog, on the left side select “Internet“. Enter the Web of FTP URL and then enter Text. The Text part would be displayed in the cell. Once done, press OK.
  1. Now you can press CTRL+K to follow the hyperlink.

Add a Link to a cell within a Sheet

  1. To add a link to a cell within a Sheet, follow the same above process. Select a Cell, and open the hyperlink dialog from the menu. In the hyperlink dialog, select “Document” on the left side. In the “Target in the document” section type the cell address e.g. G10 in Target. Click Apply.
  1. Add any text to it in the further settings section so that it shows in the cell.

Add a Link to a cell in another Sheet

  1. You can also add a link to another sheet or any cell. In the Hyperlink dialog box go to the Document section. Then in the “Target in the document” section type the cell address with the sheet name like below.
Add reference as hyperlink
Add reference as hyperlink
  1. Now when you click on the Hyperlink, Calc automatically opens up the target cell.

Using HYPERLINK Function to create a link

You can also use HYPERLINK function in your formula to create hyperlink interactively. Syntax is present below.

  • URL: Clickable URL
  • Cell Text: Cell text to be displayed.

For example, to create a hyperlink to this website, simply use as below example.

=HYPERLINK("https://libreofficehelp.com","Learn LibreOffice")

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Alexander Ramos

For going to the cell inside the sheet: Select all text in the cell, right click, Open Hyperlink in the context menu

Last edited 2 years ago by Alexander Ramos

Hyperlinks are very convenient. I make hyperlinks to other documents to open them quickly. However, I have a problem with that. Sometimes, in quite random situations, the addresses of the hyperlinks change themselves, so that the beginning is file:///home/me_as_user/Desktop/… Do I only have this problem?


How do I write a URL to open a specific sheet in a calc document, rather than the default sheet? Any ideas?


I’m really having hard time getting this to work. In Excel I can create a hyperlink within the workbook and click that link to navigate to a different sheet.cell. And it’s really easy. I am using Linux with LibreOffice, I have been trying to create a link from one sheet to another and it’s not working in that when I click the cell the link is created in it won’t navigate. Quite frustrating.