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Create Links

See the tutorial lesson on links for a hands-on example.
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Make a link:

  1. Select the text or image you would like to make into a link.

    If the link already exists, you can hold down the Ctrl key to avoid following the link while you select it. You don't have to select the exact boundaries of an existing link; AOLpress will automatically retain the boundaries the link had before.

  2. Choose the Element Link menu item to open the Link window.
  3. Type the URL in the Link To Page field, for example, http://www.aol.com/
  4. If you want to link to some place in the middle of a page, type an anchor name in the Append Anchor Name field. You will also need to create an anchor with the same name in the page you referenced in the Link To Page field.
  5. If you are using frames, select the Target Frame you want to display the page you are linking to.
  6. Click OK to create the link.

The text you selected in your document will be colored and underlined. Clicking on this newly created link will display the web page whose URL you specified, at the part of the document where it is anchored.

Other Buttons in the Link Window

Browse Allows you to browse your local files or any networked AOLserver for files to choose as links. If you enter a site that you cannot browse, you get a message "Cannot Browse Location."
Rel/Abs Switches between a relative link and an absolute link by removing or adding (respectively) the full internet address to the link's path. For example:
Absolute http://www.aolpress.com/press/2.0/help/refer/link.htm
Relative refer/link.htm or press/2.0/help/refer/link.htm
Cancel Close the Link window without making changes.
Bulletin If you want to store a comment about the link and the date and time you created the link (in Universal Time), click this button, type your comment, and click OK. (Bulletins can also allow you to notify users of Smart Bookmarks by FirstFloor when you update your pages.)
Help Provides an on-line Link Help Page.

Making Anchors Within a Page

Anchors allow you to use plain text in a document and link to that exact part of the document. The anchor is not a link and cannot be clicked on. It is used as a target text, for example in a long page with an index or a table of contents.

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Make an anchor within a page:

  1. Select some text in your page (or just place your cursor where you want to insert the anchor).
  2. Choose the Element Anchor menu item.
  3. Type an anchor name in the text field.
    For convenience, use an anchor name that is related to the text you selected. For example, you could type Top if you are placing an anchor at the top of the page so that links within a page can jump back to the top. If you already created a link to this anchor, use the anchor name you used in the link window.
  4. Click OK. The text you selected in your document turns magenta. This is just to help you find anchors in your pages. Other browsers will show anchors as normal text.

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To check anchor names or remove anchors:

Checking Links

You may check to see if links you add are valid with the Check Links menu item.


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