Any text or picture can be a linked to other web pages, a particular spot on a page using the Anchor feature, to pictures or to documents.
An Internal link jumps to a page within the web site. An External link jumps to another web site. Links may either open a new window to display the linked page, leaving the original page unchanged, or display the new page in the same window, replacing the current page.
To make a link, select some text or an image and click on the Insert/Edit Link button. In the popup window, enter:
- The link destination:
- For an Internal link, enter just the page number. Click on the button to get a popup list of all the pages in the site. Select the desired page and click on Select File. The page number is automatically entered in the URL field and the 'Web page' radio button ic checked.
- For an External link, select the 'Web page' radio button and enter the full URL (http://www.somedomain.com) in the URL field.
- To link to a file in the Documents directory ( such as a .pdf file), click on the List Documents button. All files in the Documents directory are listed in a popup window. If the file has not been uploaded to the server yet, you can do so now by clicking the Upload File button. Once it is uploaded, select the file from the list and click Select File. The file name is automatically entered in the URL field and the 'file in Documents directory' radio button is selected.
- To link to a Popup window displaying an image, click on the List Images button. Select an image from the popup list, or upload one using the Upload File button. Clickthe Select File button and the file name is entered in the URL field and the 'Popup image' radio button is selected.
- Title ("tool tip"):
- You can enter a "tool tip" that will appear in some browsers when the cursor is over the link.
- The target window:
- Select either New Window or Same Page from the select list, or leave blank for the default (same page).
To edit an existing link put the cursor anywhere in the linked text, or select the linked image, and click on the Insert/Edit Link button. Make the desired changes and click 'OK'.
- No underline on link:
- In some situations you may want the link not to be underlined. Check this box to remove the underline.
- Click 'OK' when done.
To unlink text or a graphic, edit the link as above and change the URL field to blank.
To Link to a Specific Place on a Page-Use Anchors
A Named Anchor defines a target location within a page. It is useful for directing the reader to material on the lower parts of long pages. Linking to the anchor causes the page to scroll so the area below the anchor is visible.
Step 1: Name the anchor. Highlight the text or image where you want a link to bring the visitor. Click the Insert/Edit Anchor button in the second row of icons. Enter a name. The name of the anchor may be any combination of alpha or numeric characters, but no punctuation or spaces.
Step 2: Build the link to the anchor: The link to the anchor is any of the types above, (that is, highlight the text or picture the visitor would click to reach the anchor.)
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- If the anchor is on the same page you are linking from, highlight the text or image you are linking from, click the Insert/Edit Link, be sure the radio dial for Web Page is selected and enter the # symbol followed by the name of the anchor where is says URL, page number or file name. Note: The link to the anchor name should have no spaces. For example, you named the anchor top, you would enter: #top. Click OK.
- If the link is to go to an anchor on different page, highlight the text or image you are linking from, click the Insert/Edit Link button, be sure the radio dial for Web Page is selected. Enter the page number where the anchor is located followed by # before the name of the anchor. Sample: If my anchor is named AboutUs and is found on page 2, then the format would be 2#AboutUs. (Page numbers can be found using the blue List Pages button.) Click OK.