Inserting Hyperlinks

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 Assistant.

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 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 hyperlink button and choose the Unlink button.