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Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Linking to Pages in Your Collection

To help your user move between pages within your website, you will need to create links to those pages. These links should be relative links. Relative links do not include the complete URL, only the filename and, if not in the same directory, the path of the file. 

return to topAdding Links Using the Properties Pane

When the link is added, the URL should be the file name (and path if appropriate). If you see "file:///," the link will not work for your users.

Adding Links Using the Properties Pane: Folder Option

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

  2. In the Properties pane, to the right of the Link text box, click BROWSE FOR FILEBrowse for File button
    The Select File dialog box appears.
    Select File dialog box

  3. Locate and select the desired file
    OR
    In the File name text box, type the desired file name

  4. Click OK

Adding Links Using the Properties Pane: Text Box Option

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

  2. In the Properties pane, in the Link text box, type the appropriate path and filename

  3. Press [Enter]

Adding Links Using the Properties Pane: Point to File Option

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

  2. In the Files pane, adjust the view so you can see the file that you wish to link to

  3. In the Properties pane, to the right of the Link text box, click and hold POINT TO FILEPoint to File button

  4. Drag and point to the file you wish to link to
    A line with an arrow appears. When you release the mouse over the desired file, the filename appears in the Link text box.

return to topAdding Links Using the Hyperlink Dialog Box

When the link is added, the URL should be the file name (and path if appropriate). If you see "file:///," the link will not work for your users.

HINT: This option is best used when the text that is to become the link has not yet been inserted.

  1. Position the insertion point where the link is to appear

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

  3. In the Text text box, type the text that is to become the link

  4. In the Link text box, click BROWSE FOR FILEBrowse for File button
    1. Locate and select the desired file
    2. Click OK

  5. 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

  6. Click OK
    The text will appear as a link on the page.

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