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Creating a link

Problem

You want to add a link to your web page. This could be a link to another page or file within your site (internal), a link to a page in another website (external), or a clickable email address. You can also create an anchor link to a specific point on a page.

Solution




Adding an internal link to another page or file (.pdf, .doc) within your website:

  1. Click the Edit tab
  2. Click in the WYSIWYG field and type the text for the link
  3. Select the text with your mouse
  4. Click the "Insert/Edit Link" tool in the toolbar [ link icon ] and click on "Internal" in the dialog box
  5. Click the "Search" link to browse to the page or file within your asset tree
  6. Click Submit

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Adding an external link to a web page not in your website:

  1. Click the Edit tab
  2. Click in the WYSIWYG field and type the text for the link
  3. Select the text with your mouse
  4. Click the "Insert/Edit Link" tool in the toolbar [ link icon ] and click on "External" in the dialog box
  5. Type the link in the field labeled "Link"
  6. Click Submit

Some examples of external links:

  • http://www.futurity.org/ (link to a website other than yours)
  • mailto:hajim@rochester.edu (link to an email address)

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Creating a clickable email address:

  1. Click the Edit tab
  2. Click in the WYSIWYG field and type the text for the link
  3. Select the text with your mouse
  4. Click the "Insert/Edit Link" tool in the toolbar [ link icon ] and click on "External" in the dialog box
  5. Type the words mailto: followed by the email address in the field labeled "Link" (Ie: mailto:hajim@rochester.edu)
  6. Click Submit
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Creating an anchor link:

  1. Click the Edit tab
  2. In the WYSIWYG field, place your cursor before the text where you would like your anchor
  3. Click the "Insert/Edit Anchor" tool in the toolbar and type a name in the "Anchor Name" field (The anchor name should be one word and lowercase, if you use more than one word use a dash in place of the space between the words.)
  4. Click Insert
  5. Select the text where you would like your anchor to be linked from
  6. Click the "Insert/Edit Link" tool in the toolbar and click on "Internal" in the dialog box
  7. In the field labeled "Anchor" type your anchor name
  8. Click Insert

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