One of the great features of a web page is that you can create
links to other pages anywhere on the Internet. These links are
called hyperlinks and are very easy to create with Word Internet
|Hyperlinks can be tied to an individual word, a phrase or even a graphic in your web page. To create the link you first need to use the mouse to select the hypertext or hot text. Then you click on the Hyperlink button on the toolbar like the example shown on the right.|
You will then see a dialog box like the example shown below. In this box you can type the URL address of the web page that you want the link to lead to. Alternatively you can select another HTML file on the computer that you want the link to lead to. This is a useful feature when you are creating a web site on the computer prior to uploading it up onto a web server. You can also use the Browse button to locate the linked file on your computer.
In cases where you are creating links to pages in the same directory
on your computer or on the web server, it is sufficient to just
use the file name of the linked file ie LINK.HTM - this is called
a relative link . However, if you are creating a link to a file
on another computer or web server then you must specify the full
path to the other file - this is called an absolute link. For
example you might need to enter the path http://www.mycomputer.com/LINK.HTM.
To help you with absolute links you can select the Link Path
button which opens a dialog box like the example below. Selecting
the Use fixed file location check box will then
create absolute links.
To cancel a hyperlink that you have already created, you can either
use the Undo button on the toolbar or reselect the link, click
the button and choose
the Unlink button.