Lesson 6: Hypertext Links

Hypertext links can be created to link text to: an anchor on the same page, another file, a URL (or Internet address) or an email address.

Links are created by selecting text or an image and:

When linking to a file or page stored on your computer or floppy disk, it is imperative to have all files in the same folder. If you move a file, after the link is created, the path for the link will be different and the file will not be found.

Helpful Tips:
In MS Word, click the triangle to the right of the Link to file or URL bar to choose:

In MS FrontPage four buttons assist you in creating the hyperlinks:

  1. Launches your browser so you can navigate to the URL to which you wish to link.
  2. Lets you browse for a file on your computer. Not recommended.
  3. Creates a link for an email address.
  4. Creates a new page and a link to the new page.

If you know the URL or file name, it can be typed in the URL bar.  You can also paste (Control-V) a URL into the bar.

Linking to a Page

Create a link on the word "Beef" in the Resources list. The link will connect to the file beef.htm

  1. Scroll to the Resources section of the file pract.htm
  2. Highlight the word beef.
  3. Click the Hyperlink button on the toolbar.
  4. Click Browse to find the file beef.htm. It is on your disk in webquests/practice/
  5. Click the file beef.htm. Click OK. (In MS Word, click OK again to close the Hyperlink window.)
  6. Click or Control-click (FrontPage) the word beef to test the link.

Linking to a URL on the Internet

Add a link to the web site for Goodness Grows in North Carolina.

  1. Press enter below the word Eggs in the Resources list.
  2. Type the words: Goodness Grows in North Carolina.
  3. Highlight the words you just typed.
  4. Click in the Hyperlink tool or use one of the other methods for choosing Hyperlink.
  5. Type: http://www.agr.state.nc.us/markets/domestic/dom2/gginc/
    in the Link to bar.
    Tips:
    Use the triangle/popup menu to the right of the Link to bar in MS Word to enter the http://
    Whenever possible, paste the link (Control-V) or use the triangle and scroll to recently browsed web sites (in MS Word)
  6. Click OK (Click OK twice in MS Word).
  7. Click or Control-click (FrontPage) to test the link.  Clicking the link will load the page in MS FrontPage or in the browser for MS Word users.

    Tip:
    Whenever possible,
    copy and paste the URL (Control-V) from your browser to the link to bar. If adding several URL's, paste them into the Word Pad or Notepad and then you can copy and paste them into the URL bar as needed.

Creating and Linking to an Bookmark

Create a bookmark

  1. Click in front of the word Resources, at the beginning of the Resources list.
  2. Choose Insert bookmark.
  3. Name the bookmark (use the same rules for bookmark names as for filenames).
    Name it resources.
  4. Click Add or OK.

To find bookmarks on a page, choose insert Bookmark; click the bookmark name and click: Goto.

Create a link to the bookmark

  1. Scroll to the top of the page and highlight the word, Resources.
     
  2. Click in the Hyperlink tool or use one of the other methods for choosing Hyperlink.
     
    In MS Word:
  3. Click the bar below: Named location in file (optional).  Click Browse.
    Select the bookmark: resources.
     
    In MS FrontPage:
    Click the popup menu beside bookmark and select the bookmark: resources.
    The URL will appear as: #resources.

     
  4. Click Ok.
     
  5. Click or Control-click (FrontPage) the word Resources to test the link.

Linking to an Email Address

Create a link on your name to your email address:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Click at the end of the last word and press enter to create an insertion point. 
     
  2. Type your name.
     
  3. Highlight your name.
     
  4. Click in the Hyperlink tool or use one of the other methods for choosing Hyperlink.
     
  5. Type:
    mailto:userid@guilford.k12.nc.us
      
    Substitute your user id for the word user id in the address.
     
    Tip (MS Word)
    Use the triangle/popup menu to the right of the Link to bar in MS Word to enter the mailto:

    Tip (MS FrontPage)
    Click the Email button
    to enter the mailto:
  6. Click OK.
     

Removing a Link

  1. Highlight or select the text or image to which the link is applied. 
     
  2. Click in the Hyperlink tool or use one of the other methods for choosing Hyperlink.
     
  3. MS Word: Click Remove Link.

    MS FrontPage: Highlight all text in the URL bar and delete it.
     
  4. Click OK.