Inserting External Link

An external link is a reference in a hypertext document to another document on a different web site.

To insert an external link:

  1. Type/Select the text which you want to set as a hyperlink to another web resource.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon.

  3. On the Link Info tab, select URL from the Link type list.
  4. Select the protocol from the Protocol list.

    The available selections are:

  5. In the URL field, enter the web address to which the link will point.
  6. On the Target tab, select the way the link should open from the Target list:
  7. If you wish to specify additional attributes for the link, enter them on the Advanced tab:

    Id, this attribute assigns a name to the link. This name must be unique on the page.

    Language Direction, this attribute specifies the base direction of directionally neutral text. Direction can be Left-to-right or Right-to-left.

    Access Key, this attribute assigns an access key to an element. An access key is a single character from the document character set.

    Name, this attribute names the current link as an anchor, so that it may be the destination of another link. The value of this attribute must be a unique anchor name within the current page.

    Language Code, this attribute specifies the base language of the link's attribute values and text content.

    Tab Index, this attribute specifies the position of the current element in the tabbing order for the current document. The tabbing order defines the order in which elements receive focus when navigated by the user via the keyboard. The tabbing order may include elements nested within other elements.

    Advisory Title, this attribute offers advisory information about the link. The information is displayed in the status bar of the browser when the mouse hovers over the link.

    Advisory Content Type, this attribute gives an advisory hint as to the content type of the content available at the link target address. It allows user agents to opt to use a fallback mechanism rather than fetch the content if they are advised that they will get content in a content type they do not support.

    Stylesheet Classes, this attribute assigns a CSS class name or set of class names to the link.

    Linked Resource Charset, this attribute specifies the character encoding of the resource designated by the link.

    Style, this attribute specifies style information for the current link. The information should be formatted as follows: Content-Style-Type: text/css.

  8. Click OK.

You can also provide a link to an image, document or a media file stored on your computer.

To provide a link to a file on your computer:

  1. Type/Select the text which you want to set as a hyperlink.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon.
  3. On the Link Info tab, select URL from the Link type list.
  4. Select <other> from the Protocol check box.
  5. Click Browse Server.
  6. In the file uploading window, select the type of file from the Resource type box: File, Image, Flash, or Media.

    Inside each resource type, you can organize your files into a number of folders. To do so, create the desired hierarchy of folders prior to uploading the files. To create a folder in the root directory, click Add New Folder in the bottom part of the screen. Having created a folder, click its name to open it. You can create a new folder inside the opened folder, or upload a file to it.

    When the folder is opened, the top bar of the file uploading screen shows the path to this folder on the server, and the left frame provides navigation to the upper-level folder. To navigate one level up, click the .. icon.

  7. To upload a file of the selected type to the server, click Browse, locate the file in your local file system, click Open and then click Upload.

    For each uploaded file, size is shown.

    To delete a file, click the corresponding icon.

  8. To create a link to the file, click the file name.

    The path to the file on the server is automatically inputted into the URL field on the Link screen.

  9. Click OK.