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Queen's University

Inserting a Link to an External Page


  1. Enter the text that will become the link 
    • Select the word or words
    • Click the link button on the toolbar
  2. The Link screen will open 
    • The Link Info tab will be open
    • From the Link Type drop down menu select URL
    • The Protocol will automatically become http://
    • Note:  if you know this to be a secure site, click the drop down menu and select https://
    • In the URL  box enter the URL  for the web site.  Note:  if you copied it from the web, or you enter https:// the Protocol will change as required. 
    • If you enter the https:  as part of the URL it will be removed
    • By default, when the link is clicked it will open in the same window.  Optionally you can change the target to open in a new window or tab.  See the next step for instructions before clicking the OK button.
    • Click the OK button
  3. If you wish to have the link open in a new window click the Target tab 
    • From the drop down menu select New Window
    • Click OK


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