By default, Word 2003 requires that you hold down the Ctrl key whenever you want to visit a hyperlink. This is to prevent you from mistakingly going to websites listed in the document. This tech-recipe describes how to disable this function and allow hyperlinks to be clicked without the need for the Ctrl key:
1. Click Tools.
2. Select Options.
3. In the Options dialog box, select the Edit tab.
4. Uncheck Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlink.
5. Click OK.