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Chapter 7 – Creating and Editing Links (WYSIWYG Toolbar pt. 2)

  • Logging In
    To log in, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the © copyright symbol in the footer.
  • To edit a page
    Once you have logged in you will be taken to the “Edit” mode. Click on the green edit button for the region you want to edit.

How to create a link to an external website

  • Select your text
  • Click the link button Hyperlink icon
  • A pop window will appear. This is where you enter your link settings
  • On the General tab enter in these settings.
    • Link URL: Enter the full URL path to your page
      (e.g., http://www.vanderbilt.edu — not just vanderbilt.edu)
    • Target: Open in a New Window (_blank)
      (change this setting if you don’t want the link to open in a new window.)
    • Title: Enter link title
    • Click Update

How to create a link to a page or file within your website

  • Select your text
  • Click the link button Hyperlink icon
  • A pop window will appear. This is where you enter your link settings
    • Link URL: Click on the browse button to the right of File browser icon
      • Navigate to the directory containing your page file
      • Select the file and click insert
      • The URL path will show the folder where your file or page lives on your site
        (e.g., /files/sample.pdf )
  • Target: Open in a New Window (_blank)
    (change this setting if you don’t want the link to open in a new window.)
  • Title: Enter link title
  • Click Update

How to create an email link

  • Select your text
  • Click the mail link button Email icon button
    • A dialog box will appear
      • Recipient Email: Enter an email address
      • Mail Subject: Enter email subject
      • Click update

Anchor Links

Use these when you have a long page of text and you want to create a link at the top that links to another part of the page.

First we will need to create an anchor and then link to that destination on our page.

Create an anchor
The anchor link will be our in-page destination for the link we will create next

  • Scroll to your desired page location
  • Select your text and click on the anchor icon Anchor icon
    • You can select a word or a space within a line of text to create your anchor
    • A dialog box appears
      • Anchor Name: Enter a name for your anchor. A lowercase single word works best. (Note: Anchor tags can’t start with a number.)
      • Click insert

Linking to an anchor link within your page

  • Select your text
  • Click the link button Hyperlink icon
  • A dialog appears
    • On the General tab
    • Anchors: select the anchor you just created from the dropdown.
    • Target: The anchor you selected above will show as #linkname (e.g., #pagetop)
    • Target: Open in This Window/Frame
    • Title: Enter a title
    • Click update

How to remove a link

  • Select the link text
  • Click the on the remove link button Break hyperlink icon

 


About this written documentation
These tutorials are meant as a companion guide to the OmniUpdate 101 training tutorials which are available in the Learning Exchange. They have been provided as a reference to remind you where features are located or which steps are needed to perform a task.

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