Existing Files and Email Address | A Place | Rollovers | Targets

A hyperlink is a link from one web page to another web page, to a place on the same page, or to a file. When a hyperlink is clicked, the destination is displayed in a Web browser. The destination is most often another web page, but it can also be a picture, a multimedia file, a Microsoft Office document, or an e-mail address.

A hyperlink can be text or a picture. A text hyperlink is a word or phrase that has been assigned a destination. A picture hyperlink is a image that has been assigned a destination.

Linking to an Existing File, Web Page, or Email Address

  1. In Page view, select either text or a picture.  (If you do not select text or a picture, the destination is displayed as the hyperlink text.)
  2. From the toolbar click Insert, then Hyperlink.
  3. Under Link to, click Existing File or Web Page or Email Address depending on the type of file that you are linking to.
  4. Do one of the following:

    If you are linking to an existing file or web page, Browse to find the web page or file.  You may also simply enter the url.

    If you are creating an email link, enter the email address.  You may also optionally enter a subject for the email.
  5. Click the OK button.

Linking to a place on a page

First you must create a bookmark.  Bookmarks are a location or selection of text in a file that you name for reference purposes. Bookmarks identify a location within your page that you can later link to. You can use one or more bookmarks on a page. For example, add a bookmark to each main heading on a page. To create a bookmark:

  1. In Page view, position the insertion point where you want to create a bookmark, or select the text to which you want to assign the bookmark.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Bookmark.
  3. In the Bookmark name box, type the name of the bookmark.
  4. Click the OK button.

Now you can link to the bookmark as follows:

  1. Select either text or a picture.
  2. Click Insert Hyperlink .
  3. In the dialog box, select the page that contains the bookmark, and then click Bookmark.
  4. In the Select Place in Document box, click the bookmark you want to use as the destination, and then click OK.


Hyperlinks with rollovers effects

You can choose the colors that a Web browser will use for displaying hyperlinks. You can select three colors to use for a hyperlink, depending on its status:

Hyperlink color can be set as follows:

  1. In Page view, right-click the page, and then click Page Properties on the shortcut menu.
  2. Click the Background tab.
  3. In the Hyperlink, Visited hyperlink, and Active hyperlink boxes, select the colors you want to use.
  4. Click the OK button.

You can add also effects to hyperlinks so that when the cursor is moved over the hyperlink, its font changes in size, style, intensity, or effect.

In Page view, do the following:

  1. Right-click the page, click Page Properties on the shortcut menu, and then click the Background tab.
  2. Under Formatting, select the Enable hyperlink rollover effects check box.
  3. Click Rollover Style.
  4. Set the rollover properties for hyperlinks on the current page.
  5. Click the OK button.


Setting target windows

When you click a hyperlink on a page, the page that the hyperlink points to usually opens in the same window. At times you may want the destination of the hyperlink to open in a new window. 

To set a hyperlink to open in a new window, follow the steps 1-4 above to create a hyperlink. Then:

  1. Click the Target Frame button.
  2. Select New Window from the Common Targets list.
  3. Click OK to close the Target Frame dialog box.
  4. Click OK to close the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.