The Excel HYPERLINK function returns a hyperlink from a given destination and “friendly name”. You can use HYPERLINK to construct a clickable hyperlink with a formula. The HYPERLINK function can build links to workbook locations, pages on the internet, or to files on network servers.
=HYPERLINK (link_location, [friendly_name])
Have a look in the formula bar. Here you will see the hyperlink function: =HYPERLINK(D6,C6).
D6 is the actual URL and C6 is the Friendly Name. The link is displayed in E6 with the friendly name.
Excel automatically creates a hyperlink if you have set it up to do so. This tip are for those who prefer to do things their own way.
What about an email address:
=HYPERLINK("mailto:"&A1,"email") // link to email address in A1
If you want to add a link to another spreadsheet:
Friendly Name : SHEET2
Target: #SHEET2!A1 // This will link to SHEET 2 and make cell A1 the active cell.
The link will be displayed as SHEET2
Use the HYPERLINK function to create links to workbook locations, pages on the internet, or to files on network servers.
When a user clicks a cell that contains the HYPERLINK function, Excel will open the file or page specified by link_location. Link_location can be a cell reference or named range, a path to a file stored on a local drive, a path a file on a server using Universal Naming Convention (UNC), or an internet path in Uniform Resource Locator (URL) format.