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Hyperlinks using Microsoft FrontPage
September 25th 2005
The Internet would be useless
without hyperlinks. This allows users to travel from page to page.
Hyperlinks are incredibly easy to create using Microsoft FrontPage.
We will cover how to make them in this article.
You can Hyperlink images or
text. You use the same procedure to hyperlink both. Start by
creating your document. In a previous article we described how to
create a webpage using FrontPage and FrontPage custom templates.
Personally, I like to create the
word content with Microsoft Word. MS Word more features than
FrontPage like synonyms, dictionary and grammar checker. After I
have typed the text in MS Word I copy it over to the web page I
created in FrontPage.
Now, how do you make the
hyperlinks? Here again, there is no need to program HTML.
FrontPage handles it all. Let’s say you want to hyperlink the word
iPod. Select the word iPod by dragging my mouse over it, and then
right mouse click the word. The bottom option in the dropdown menu
is “hyperlink”. Click it.
Figure A shows the hyperlink
option window. In the middle of the window you will see a list of
web pages in your web. You can maneuver your way over to the page
you want if the hyperlink is in that web. This is similar to
maneuvering your way around with Windows Explorer.
If the webpage you are wanting
to hyperlink to is outside your web on another website, you will
need to copy the complete path to that webpage from a browser. Copy
it into the Address field in that window (figure A). The right
mouse click copy / paste drop down does not work with this field
entry. You will need to click on the address field and press the
CONTROL key and the V key at the same time to paste. You can also
use the little browse web button in the same window.
There is another handy option in
that Insert Hyperlink window. On the right side of the window you
will see a Target Frame button. Press it. If you click the New
Window option the hyperlink will open in a new window.
There is an advantage to having
the page open in a new window. When the user is done browsing and
they close out the browser, your webpage is still there underneath.
The disadvantage is that some users will get confused because they
can’t click the back button to get back to your page. Personally, I
like the New Window option.
You can set up bookmarks on your
web pages and actually hyperlink to that bookmark. We will discuss
bookmarks in another article.
You can also select the e-Mail
option. This will allow you to hyperlink to the users email program
to send an email. The fields are self explanatory. Type in the
email address and also type in the subject of the email. It is a
good idea to type in a subject, just in case the web surfer forgets
to. I like to add the date I created that webpage in the Subject
Figure A - Click the image to
Internet Explorer offers a title
function for hyperlinks. This will allow the user to hold the mouse
over the hyperlink causing a small text message to pop-up. This may
not work for all web browsers.
You can hyperlink images in the
same way. Just insert your image into the webpage and right mouse
click it. The same dialog box pops up. Follow the same
In future articles we will
discuss bookmarks and image processing including image mapping.
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