In order to easily insert links (of various types)
in your page, use the Link/Hyperlink Picker
button from the toolbar:
The button has two areas on which you can click: the button icon (image) and the arrow on the right. You can link your page to other site pages, to external sites, to downloadable files or to an anchor (within the same page or in another site page).
If you click the button icon (its tooltip
is Link), a window will pop-up requiring you
to enter the URL for the link:
Once you fill it in, click OK and the link will be inserted in page. If no selection (text, image) had been made before you clicked this button, the specified URL will be inserted in page as a link. If a selection had been made, it will become link to the entered URL.
Note: If you want to create a link to an anchor in the same page, simply enter "#" followed by the anchor name in the URL text box. If the anchor is not in the same page, enter "#" and the anchor name after specifying the URL.
If you click the arrow on the right (its tooltip is
Hyperlink Picker), a drop-down menu with predefined
links will show. On the first row, enter a piece of text (at least one
letter) of interest for the link you want to insert. Depending on your
input, the list of options (links) below varies. The options contain in
their name the entered text, which is highlighted:
By selecting one of them, a link to that URL, and with the name displayed in the drop-down menu (if no selection had been made), will be automatically inserted in your page. If a selection had been made, it will become link to the selected URL.
Note: The list of predefined links is created by the developer and it facilitates the users' effort when inserting links in that site's pages. The drop-down menu displays the first ten statically defined links. For more details on how to create a custom link list, see the How to Create a custom link list tutorial.
You can also insert a link by using the shortcut keys "Ctrl+K". The window asking you to enter the hyperlink URL will pop-up. Proceed as explained above.
The Link Properties panel is displayed when
you select or click inside a link from your page. It corresponds to the
<A> tag in the Tag Selector:
Note: If there is a link applied to an image and you want to edit the link properties, the simple act of selecting the image will not open the Link Properties panel, but the Image Properties panel. In order to configure the link, click the <A> tag in the Tag Selector.
To configure this panel, follow the instructions below:
In the Element ID text box enter the value for the id attribute. It will uniquely identify the element (link) in page.
The Target drop-down menu in the Link Inspector presents the options for defining the window that will display the targeted page:
custom target... - if you organize your page in frames, enter the name of the frame where you want the link page to open.
In the Title text box enter the tooltip to be displayed when the mouse pointer is placed over the link (in most common browsers).
By clicking the Remove Link button, the link associated to the current selection (text, image) is removed.
In the Link text box you can edit the URL address of the targeted page. By clicking the Browse for File button to the right, the Remote File Explorer window opens and you can select the file on the remote server to which the current link should point.