A link is a reference in a Web document to another document or page. To create a link, use the following procedure:
- Select (highlight) the text that you would like to appear as the hyperlink.
- Click on the "hyperlink" icon (looks like a little chain link). Note: This icon will be grayed out until text has been selected.
- Type or paste the Web address in the Link IRL field of the pop-up window.
- For links outside the college website, place the entire URL into this file (i.e. http://www.somewhere.com/)
- For internal links, only the folder path and file name are needed (i.e. /about/filename.htm). Don't forget the beginning slash (/). Using the complete Seminole State Web address will cause your previews to not function correctly (as your links will not point to the preview area - but to the live website).
- Add a title for the link for accessibility purposes. This is usually the same as the selected text.
- Click "Insert."
- Repeat for all links that are needed.
- Click "Save File" when finished.
Creating Page Targets/Anchors
It is also possible to create links to a spot on a particular page. These type of links are known as "targets" or "anchors." To create a target/anchor link use the following procedure:
Create the target/anchor
- Determine the location of the target/anchor on the page.
- Click your mouse to move your cursor to the location.
- Click the target/anchor icon (looks like an anchor).
- Give the target/anchor a name, single word, no spaces.
Link to the target/anchor
- Select the text that you would like to appear as the hyperlink.
- Click on the "hyperlink" icon.
- Choose "Place in this document" from the menu to the left of the new window.
- Select the target/anchor desired from your list of previously created targets/anchors.
- Click "OK".