This tip is for Outlook, PowerPoint, or Word. I’m not sure what other programs it will work in. It works if your recipient will read an electronic (soft) copy, rather than a hard copy (for obvious reasons).
Basically, you’ll copy a logo for your link. In this case I’m going to choose LinkedIn. Then you’ll associate a hyperlink to that logo. In this case I’ll associate my LinkedIn page to the LinkedIn logo. Here’s how it’s done:
1. Go to Google.com and click “Images”
2. Enter “LinkedIn” in the search box and hit enter
3. Choose your favorite logo for LinkedIn and click on it to open it in its largest form
4. Right-click and select “Copy Image from the resulting list”
5. Go to you document (e-mail, slide, or Word document) and hold “Ctrl” and tap “V” to paste.
6. Resize as needed.
Now we’re going to save your hyperlink in your documents.
1. Go to your LinkedIn profile and find “Public Profile”
2. Right-click on the URL (circled above) to the right of “Public Profile”
3. Click “Save link as…”
4. At this point you will see a file saving screen pop up. Save it in a place and as a name you will remember easily.
Now go to your document (e-mail, slide, or Word document)
1. Right-click on the logo you pasted and choose “Hyperlink”
2. Navigate to the URL you saved in LinkedIn and double-click it.
Your logo/icon is now a hyperlinked button! (Make sure you test it before you send it along though.)
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