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Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Linking to Internet Resources

When working with links in Dreamweaver it is often necessary to link to two different kinds of sources: target links to pages in your collection and other pages on the Web. You can enhance the information on your web page by creating absolute links to other pages on the Web which contain related information. This document will instruct how to create absolute links in a web page.

return to topAdding Links Using the Properties Pane

When a link is added, the URL should look similar to http://www.uwec.edu. If you see "file:///," the link will not work for your users.

  1. Select the text that you want to become the link

  2. In the Properties pane, in the Link text box, type the URL
    NOTE: Be sure to include http:// in the URL.

  3. Press [Enter]

return to topAdding Links Using the Hyperlink Dialog Box

When a link is added, the URL should look similar to http://www.uwec.edu. If you see "file:///," the link will not work for your users.

NOTE: This method is best used when linking text that has not yet been typed.

  1. From the Insert menu, select Hyperlink
    OR
    In the Insert bar, from the Common tab, click HYPERLINK Hyperlink button
    The Hyperlink dialog box appears.
    Hyperlink Dialog Box

  2. In the Text text box, type the text that will become the link

  3. In the Link text box, type the URL
    NOTE: Be sure to include http:// in the URL.

  4. From the Target pull-down list, select the desired option.
    blank opens the link in a new window
    parent
    opens the link in a main frameset window
    self
    opens the link in the current frame
    top
    opens the link in the current window

  5. Click OK

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