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Links​


Adding a Link

  • If you would like the link to be assigned to text, select it first.
  • If no text is selected the URL or email address it will appear as is.
  • If you would like the link assigned to an image, select the image first.
  • If you are linking to an anchor, the anchor needs to be created before creating the link to it.​

​Link Text and Web Accessibility

  • Do not use vague directives for the text of a link, such as “Click here”, “Learn more” or “Contact us”. The link text should be unique and provide context for the user and where it leads.
  • Never have more than one link pointing to different locations that share the same link text.
  • Avoid language that requires spatial and visual references.
  • When linking to a file, indicate the format and document size.
  • Links should not open in a new browser window.

Link to a page on your site

  1. Select the  link button on the toolbar or use CTRL+L keyboard shortcut.  

  2. Select Internal Path from the Link Type drop-down list.

  3. Begin typing the name of the page in the Link field and select the page from the results. 
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  4. The name of the page and the node ID (node/##) will be inserted.  
    Tip:  If multiple pages have the same title, the node ID of the page can be entered directly into the field as node/##.

  5. Select OK.
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Link to a file on your site

  1. Select the link button on the toolbar or use CTRL+L keyboard shortcut.
     
  2. Select URL from the Link Type drop-down list.
     
  3. Select browse serverbutton.
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  4. Locate the file and double-click to select it.
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    Note:  If the file has not yet been uploaded, you can upload it by selecting the Upload link or by drag-and-drop.
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  5. The internal path to the file will be inserted in the URL field and the protocol will be set to <other>.
     
  6. Select OK.
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Link to a resource available on the internet

  1. Select the link button on the toolbar or use CTRL+L keyboard shortcut.  
     
  2. Select URL from the Link Type drop-down list.
     
  3. Copy and paste the web address (URL) of the resource in the URL field. 
    Important:  If you are linking to a page on your site, do not use the URL link type.  Follow instructions for a "Link to a page on your site".
     
  4. Select OK.
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Link to an anchor on the page

  1. Ensure that the anchor has been set on the page. Refer to "Inserting an anchor" for instructions.
     
  2. Select the link button on the toolbar or use CTRL+L keyboard shortcut.  
     
  3. Select Link to anchor in the text from the Link Type drop-down list.
    Note:  If anchors have not been defined on the page, a message will be displayed and you will need to create an anchor before proceeding.
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  4. Select the anchor from the By Anchor Name or By Element Id drop-down list.
     
  5. Select OK.
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Link to an anchor on another page on your site

  1. Select the  link button on the toolbar or use CTRL+L keyboard shortcut.  

  2. Select Internal Path from the Link Type drop-down list.

  3. Begin typing the name of the page in the Link field and select the page from the results. 
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  4. The name of the page and the node ID (node/##) will be inserted.  
    Tip:  If multiple pages have the same title, the node ID of the page can be entered directly into the field as node/##.

  5. Select OK.
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  6. Next you will need to add # and the anchor name via the HTML source code.  If you would like assistance, please contact WebPublish Support using the ITS Help Form.
     
  7. Select the sourcebutton on the toolbar.
     
  8. Locate your link text in the code.  
    Note: in most browsers, CTRL+F will open search window.
     
  9. Add # and the anchor name to the right of node/## associated with the link (e.g. #anchorname)
     
  10. Deselect the source button to return to rich text view.
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Link to an e-mail address

  1. Select the link button on the toolbar or use CTRL+L keyboard shortcut. 
     
  2. Select E-mail from the Link Type drop-down list.
     
  3. Enter the e-mail address of the recipient (e.g. some.one@queensu.ca) in the E-mail address field (required).
     
  4. You can enter the default text that will appear in the subject line and body of the email by completing the Message Subject and Message Body, respectively (optional).
     
  5. Select OK.

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Editing a Link

To edit a link you can double-click on the link to open the Link dialog window, or place your cursor in the link and selectlink button from the toolbar to open the Link dialog window, or open the context menu by pressing the right mouse button and choose the Edit Link command.

 

Removing a Link

To remove a link, place your cursor in the link to activate the unlink button from the toolbar. Select the unlink button to remove the link. Alternatively, you can open the context menu by pressing the right mouse button and choose the Unlink command.