Link Tab

Use the Link Tab on the Object Editor dialog box to apply hyperlinks to objects.

To avoid conflicts between hyperlinked text and hyperlinked text objects, always assign text hyperlinks using the Link Editor dialog box, available from the InsertInsert Link (URL) menu option in the Text Editor dialog box. For more information, see Text Objects and Link Editor Dialog Box.

Set hyperlink properties for an object using the Link Tab of the Object Editor dialog box.

Controls on the Link Tab of the Object Editor dialog box include the following:

Control/Field Description
Link Type Select from the drop-down menu the type of hyperlink you want to apply to the selected object. Choose from among internal project page ([page]), Internet (http://), email (mailto:), external file ([ file ]),FTP, or Telnet link types (protocols).

Or, you may leave the Link Type menu blank if the protocol is already in the URL text. This is useful when you want to use a protocol that is not in the Link type list (e.g., https://www.test.com or JavaScript:alert (’hey there’). You may also leave the Link Type menu blank if the URL is a partial URL (e.g., ../somefile.html).This is useful if you know that the file will exist in some location relative to the web page. For more information, see Hyperlinking.

Select or enter the URL to link to: If you are hyperlinking to an Internet web page (http://), email address (mailto:), FTP site (ftp://), or Telnet site (telnet:), select from the drop-down menu a target or destination for the hyperlink. The menu will display pre-defined hyperlinks that are being maintained by your project’s Link Manager. If the desired hyperlink is not in the drop-down menu, enter a new hyperlink target. (To automatically add it to the drop-down menu for future use, click to checkmark the Add New URLs to the URL List option box. For more information, see Hyperlinking.)

If you are hyperlinking to an page that is part of the project, select the link type “-page-“ then choose a page from the drop-down URL list. For more information, see Hyperlinking.

If you are hyperlinking to an external file and know the location where the file will be after publishing, enter its path. It can be an absolute or relative path (e.g., http://www.somewhere/somefile.html or ../somefile.html) For more information, see Hyperlinking.

Do not enter a link type protocol (i.e., http://: or mailto:) in the URL field, unless you select the –blank—Link Type.
Assign a title: Enter a title or information about the link to be displayed when the user hovers the mouse point over the hyperlink. If you are linking to a popup image, the title will appear in the title bar of the new popup window containing the image.

Code

If desired, enter code to provide additional functionality (i.e. “OnClick=[something]”) to the hyperlink.

Open this link in a new Window

Click to checkmark to open the target page in a new browser window.

Always add new URL’s to the URL list Click to checkmark to automatically store in the system all of the hyperlinks you create. For more information, see Link Manager.
Popup Fullsized Image Available only with an image object selected. Click to checkmark to set a hyperlink that opens a pop-up window containing a full-size rendering of the selected image when clicked. This is useful when you are linking a thumbnail image to its full-size image.
Enable Link when published Click to checkmark to enable the link in the published project. For the hyperlink to work in the published project, this option must be enabled. Click to un-checkmark to disable the link in the published project.
Enable page links in work window Available for internal project (-page-) hyperlinks only. Click to activate the hyperlink in the Work Window for simplified navigation while you are working.
Find File Click to display the Open dialog box, where you can browse your system for an external file to be linked to the selected object. After you have located the desired file and clicked the Open button, the file path will appear in the Select or enter the URL to link to: field and the Link Type dropdown list will display the [ file ] option. When the page or project is previewed or published, clicking the linked object will open the external file (and its associated plug-in program, if necessary and if installed) in a new browser window or allow the user to either run or save the file.

The external file will be gathered and published together with the web project if the “Gather all files” option is enabled on the Pages tab of the Publisher dialog box. (For more information, see Publisher Dialog Box.)

Manager Click to open the Link Editor dialog box, to manage your stored hyperlinks and import or export additional links. For more information, see Link Manager.
Test Click to launch the hyperlink you have entered. If it is successful, the hyperlink target will open or launch This does not test the integrity of the link and will not launch partial link or a -page- link. It is just a way to visit the site with your browser, to see if it’s the correct place, or to launch a mailto: or Telnet URL in its applicable program
OK Click to accept the current settings and exit the dialog box.
Cancel Click to cancel the operation and close the dialog box.
Help Click to open a context-sensitive help topic.

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