Hyperlinks are text or graphics that can be clicked to bring the
user to another web file such as a web page or graphic. They are the
essence of the World Wide Web as they link pages within sites and
web sites to other web sites. To create a hyperlink in FrontPage,
follow these steps:
- Highlight the text or graphic that will be the hyperlink and
select Insert|Hyperlink from the menu bar or pressing
- If the link will lead to a page within your site, highlight
the page on the list and click OK. If it is an external
link that will lead to another web site, enter the URL in the
URL box. External URLs MUST begin with "http://" or they
will not work. For example, to link to the FGCU home page, type
"http://www.fgcu.edu/" instead of "www.fgcu.edu/".
Create an e-mail address link by highlighting the text (which
should be written as the e-mail address) and pressing CTRL+K.
Click the e-mail button with the envelope icon (circled in red
below) and enter the e-mail address in the box provided. Click
OK on both windows to finish.
Text and graphics can be set as bookmarks (called "anchors"
everywhere except FrontPage) that can be linked to within a page.
For example, if a page lists a course syllabus, the titles for each
week can be set as bookmarks and a row of links can be added to the
top of the page that will each skip down to those bookmarked
sections. This method of using bookmarks allows visitors to your
site to quickly access information by not having to scroll down the
page to view the information they want.
Add a bookmark to a page by following these steps
highlighting the text or graphic that will be the bookmark and
select Insert|Bookmark... from the menu bar. Enter the
bookmark name in the space provided and click OK.
Create a link to a bookmark by highlighting the text
that will be the link and pressing CTRL+K. Select the
bookmark from the drop-down menu in the Optional category
and click OK. Link to a bookmark on a separate page by
first selecting the file name from the listing and then choosing
from the bookmarks in the drop-down menu.
By making a graphic a link in the ways that have already been
discussed, each graphic can only link to one location. However, you
may have a single graphic that has several sections that each need
to link to different pages. Hotspots allow you do to this by
creating an image map over the graphic. The main header on the FGCU
homepage will be used as an example:
The FGCU logo, "Search", "Directory", and "Index" images all link
to different pages on this single graphic. Hotspots can be created
by following these steps:
- Insert the graphic onto the webpage.
- Using the hotspot tools on the Drawing toolbar, use the
necessary shapes to draw the hotspots on the graphic.
The rectangle tool will be used first to draw the hotspot
- The hyperlink window will appear when the mouse button is
released. Enter the URL, e-mail address, or bookmark the hotspot
will link to.
- Repeat steps 2-3 until all the hotspots have been added. Use
the handles on the hotspots to resize them.
- If the remainder of the graphic (any part not covered by a
hotspot such as the green to blue gradient in the center of this
graphic) should be another link, right-click on any area of the
graphic that is not a hotspot, select Picture Properties
and enter the Default hyperlink location.