Link to a web page, email or page in Pages on Mac
Pages automatically detects valid web addresses (URLs) and email addresses and styles them (for example, with an underline or different colour) to indicate that they’re active links. You can edit these links or deactivate them so that they appear and behave as normal text. If you don’t want Pages to automatically detect links, you can turn off automatic link formatting.
Add a link
Select the text you want to turn into a link.
Do one of the following:
Specify details for the destination:
Web page: Opens a web page in a browser. In the Display field, enter the text you want readers to see. For example, you may want to show the domain name and not the entire web address. In the Link field, enter the URL for the web page.
Email: Opens an email message pre-addressed with the address you provide in the To field. In the Display field, enter the text you want readers to see. For example, you may want to show the recipient name and not the entire email address. Enter a subject in the Subject field or leave it blank.
Page: Goes to another page in the document. Click the Page pop-up menu, then choose the page you want to link to. In the Display field, enter the text you want readers to see.
Bookmark: Goes to text you’ve bookmarked. Click the bookmark you want to link to. In the Display field, enter the text you want readers to see.
To verify the destination, click the Open Link, Compose Email, Go to Page or Go to Bookmark button; otherwise, click the page to close the link editor.
Edit or deactivate a link
Click the linked text (in a table cell, click the cell first, then click the link).
In the link editor, click Edit.
Make your changes or click Remove.
When you remove a link, the link text is retained but the link formatting is removed and the link is no longer active.
When you’ve finished, click the page to close the link editor.
Turn off automatic formatting for links
If you don’t want Pages to format website URLs and email addresses as active links, you can turn off automatic formatting.
Choose Pages > Preferences (from the Pages menu at the top of your screen).
Click Auto-Correction at the top of the preferences window.
In the Formatting section, deselect the “Automatically detect links” tickbox.
If you don’t want links to show formatting but you still want them to be active, select “Automatically detect links” and deselect “Automatically apply Link style”.
The setting applies to new text you enter in all Pages documents. Existing links aren’t affected by the change.
Tip: You can add a button to the toolbar to open the link editor when text is selected in the document.