Follow these steps to add a link to your page:

Step 1

Open the Insert Link window using one of these options:

  • Go to Insert > Link
  • Right-click the page and select Links > Link
  • Click the Links icon in the Code Editor toolbar and select Link
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+L

These options open the Insert Link window, which allows you to insert a link and any associated attributes.

Let's go over what each of these fields does.

Link Text

The text your user will click. By default, link text is blue and underlined. In the example given in the image above, the link text would look like this on your webpage:

Click here for great software!

URL

This is the location where your user will be taken when they click the link text. If you are linking to an external website, you must include the full link, including http:// and www, if applicable. The example in the image above links to an external website, http://www.coffeecup.com. If you are linking to a page or document in your website, you can use a relative link by clicking the file icon to browse your computer for the desired page. You should make sure the file is located in your Working folder or your Website Project to make sure it is referenced correctly. (For more information about using Website Projects, read Working With Website Projects.)

Target

This is the frame you want the link to open in, and is only necessary if you are using frames or if you want to open the link in a new window. To open the link in a new window, select New Browser Window (target="_blank"). (For a detailed tutorial about using frames, read Using the Frame Designer.)

Title

This is a description of the link that appears as a tooltip when your user holds their mouse over the link. It's totally optional, but it is a nice source of information for your users.

Show Statusbar Message on Mouseover

If you check this box, a description of the link will display in the Statusbar at the bottom of the web browser screen when your user holds their mouse over the link. This option is only enabled in Internet Explorer, so it's best to use a title instead if you want to provide this additional information.

Web Browser Window Message

If you do decide to use a Statusbar message, type it in this field.

When you're done filling out all this information, click OK. The code will automatically be inserted wherever your cursor was positioned on your page. You can move it around by selecting it and dragging it to the desired location on the page.