Using the Link Dialog

Use the Link dialog menu to create or modify a link to a page in your web site, a file in your site, a web address, or an email address.

Step 1: Choose the type of link you want to create.

  • A link to a page in your site
    When your site visitors click on this link, they will go to the page that you specify.
  • A link to a page in another web site
    When your site visitors click on this link, they will go to the web site you specify.
  • A link to an email address
    When your site visitors click on this link, they will open an email window addressed to the email address you specify
  • A link to a file in your site
    When your site visitors click on this link, they will open the file you specify.
  • A link to another location you specify
    Select this option to enter a custom link destination. This option is recommended only for advanced users, as invalid code in this field may create errors on your web page.

Link Dialog Menu: Select Type Pull-Down
Link Dialog Menu: Select Type Pull-Down

Step 2: Choose the link destination.
Decide where your visitors will go when they click your link. Depending on your selection in Step 1, you can choose a page of your site or enter the web address, email address, or file name you want to link to.

  • If you chose "A Page in My Site"
    Use the pull-down menu next to "Select a page in your site:" to select the page to which you want to link.

    Link Dialog: Select Page Pull-Down
    Link Dialog: Select Page Pull-Down

  • If you chose "Another Web Site"
    Enter the URL of the site or page you want to link to following "http://" in the "Enter the destination URL:" field.

    Link Dialog: Destination URL
    Link Dialog: Destination URL

  • If you chose "An Email Address"
    Enter the full email address following "mailto:" in the "An email address:" field.

    Link Dialog: Mailto Address
    Link Dialog: Mailto Address

  • If you chose "A File on My Computer"
    Click the Browse button below the "Select a file on your computer" field to choose the file to which you want to link.

    Link Dialog: File Browse Button
    Link Dialog: File Browse Button

    If the file you choose is not already stored with your site, SiteBuilder will ask you if you want to copy the file into your site. Be sure to click OK if you see this prompt: Links to files that are not part of your web site will not work when your web site visitors click on them.

  • If you chose "Other"
    Enter a custom link destination in the field provided. This option is recommended only for advanced users, as invalid code in this field may create errors on your web page.

    Link Dialog: Destination Field
    Link Dialog: Destination Field

Step 3: Decide how the link should behave.
Use this pull-down menu to select where the link should open. You can decide whether the target page, file, or email will open in the visitors' current browser window or in a new window.

Link Dialog: Open In Pull-Down
Link Dialog: Open In Pull-Down

Step 4: Enter the text to be linked.
If you are linking text, you can use the Text field to enter or modify the text that you would like to link.

Link Dialog: Text Field
Link Dialog: Text Field

Step 5: Create or remove your link.
Click the Create button to create the link. (Click the Remove button to remove an existing link.)

Link Dialog: Create Button
Link Dialog: Create Button

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