When typing text into a multiline rich text field, I want to put some hyperlinks in.

How do I do that?


You need to proceed in two steps:

1/ Enter the URL: http://... SharePoint will automatically convert it into a hyperlink. It will change the look to blue underlined text.

2/ Select the whole URL and overwrite it with your own description. SharePoint will keep the underlying URL and you'll get your final hyperlink.

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  • Step 1 worked great. Sorry for taking so long to get back to this. – Lance Roberts Jun 8 '11 at 22:48
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    Step 2 works only if the multiline field is in rich text mode. – jumbo Jun 26 '12 at 18:22

There should be an icon of the world with a grey link/chain across the bottom of it in the rich text toolbar. Otherwise, select some text and press Ctrl+K.

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  • No Icon and Ctrl+K doesn't do anything. – Lance Roberts Jul 16 '10 at 0:24
  • Well, I'm guessing that I'll have to upgrade the field to Enhanced Rich Text, which will cause me to have to do a bunch of javascript work to get the page to display right, but I don't see any other way. Too many Microsoft compromises make for a tough development path. – Lance Roberts Jul 16 '10 at 0:39
  • Afraid so. I didn't realise the "standard" rich text box couldn't do it. By the way, at least one reason why there is a difference is so browser support - e.g. Firefox doesn't display enhanced rich text boxes in SP 2007. – Alex Angas Jul 19 '10 at 0:28

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