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There are two different kinds of hyperlinks: external and internal. Internal links are usually referred to as bookmarks. Hyperlinks (or just "links") are the backbone of the Internet.

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External links for both text and images:

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  1. Click the Link Icon.
  2. Beside "Link", type in the complete URL including http://.

*easiest method to use

 

  1. Highlight text (or image)
  2. Insert > Hyperlink
  3. Beside "Link", type in the complete URL including http://.
  4. Click OK.

*If you begin with step 2, then also type in the text you want hyperlinked beside "text".

  1. Highlight text (or image)
  2. Beside "Link", type in the complete URL including http:// .

Right-clicking also works to create a link, but the above procedures are faster and easier to use.

Please note that if you are linking to a page OUTSIDE your web site, then you need the entire URL including the http://. If you are linking WITHIN your own web site, the appropriate folder and filename are all that is needed. For example, to link to Disney's web site, I would use: http://www.disney.com. To link to a page within this web site in the same folder as this page, then I would use only: webpagename.htm.

Internal hyperlinks are sometimes referred to as bookmarks.

Create a bookmark:

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  1. Place your cursor beside the point in the text that you to bring the viewer to.
  2. Click the "anchor" icon.
  3. Name your anchor.
  4. Click OK.
  1. Highlight the text (or image) you want to be your bookmark, or internal hyperlink.
  2. Click the "Link" icon.
  3. Beside "Link", use the drop-down menu to find your named anchor.
  4. Click OK.

Suggestion: Name the anchor subject of that section of the web page. For example, an anchor to this table might be "internallinks" or even "anchor".

Hint: I have found that creating bookmarks/anchors after placing all the text and images on the page is faster and easier than making them as you go on a long web page. Your mileage may differ.

Practice? Want some practice? I've set up a practice page for you to test yourself on the skills above.

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