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How can you add an HTML URL to a cell with normal text?

I have a cell with normal text, but want to add a URL, but I don't want the whole cell to be the URL.


Please go to this link:

When I type that into a cell, it doesn;t let me put the hyperlink in.

So the user would double click in the cell, then click the hyperlink.

Is there any easy way to do this, without using macros?

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How do you mean a friendly_name? – Kevdog777 May 21 '13 at 10:14
A formula such as =HYPERLINK("http:\\","Please go to this link") will only display the part after the comma (until clicked!) – pnuts May 21 '13 at 10:29
Fantastic @pnuts (+1), that worked correctly. thanks :) - but it is also the same as right clicking the cell and selecting hyperlink, and doing it that way... without the use of formulas. – Kevdog777 May 21 '13 at 10:39
Try doing many tens of thousands 'your' way, when you already have a list of addresses! – pnuts May 24 '13 at 17:06
up vote 1 down vote accepted

You cannot have normal text and a hyperlink in the same cell. Either it will be entirely text or entirely a hyperlink.

Depending on the formatting of your sheet, you may be able to enter "Please go to this link:" in one cell, sizing the cell so that it is just big enough for the text, and in the cell on the right have the hyperlink to "".

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Thank you, I did think it was not possible. It was worth asking though. – Kevdog777 May 21 '13 at 10:17

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