Inserting Links in a Formatted Text Block

To add a link, highlight the text to be linked and click the Link icon (bottom row, second icon from left).

Adding Links In Text block

The link "Type" defaults to "Page or Bookmark on Page" but there are other types of links such as e-mail, documents, and URLs. Click the down arrow next to the Type entry field to see a list.

Link a Page

Link Types

Link Types

Page or Bookmark on Page: Links to another page in our CMS, either in the current subsite where you are working or to any other subsite in the CMS (you don't have to be an author in the other subsite).

Uploaded document: A document that has already been uploaded into the CMS, either in your subsite or in a different subsite.

Registered URL: The URL of a page that is totally outside our domain that you may use in several places. If you register the URL, you only have to change the Registered URL so that the links are updated automatically everywhere they occur.

Page Set: At this time, we are not using Page Sets.

New Page from Template: You can create a link and a new page at the same time if you don't yet have a page to link to. Choose "New Page from Template." Follow the very same process for creating a new page. You will remain right where you are in your text block. The page will be created and waiting in inactive mode until you finish what you are working on and have time to work on the new page. This is a good time saver and eliminates the need to stop, close what you're doing, create the new page, then come back and remember where you wanted the link.

New Uploaded File: A document that you have on your computer that you want to upload. This would only be a document that has not been previously uploaded. Important!: Any document that was previously uploaded but which has been edited and needs to be replaced would use the link type "Upload New Document Version." This link type does not show up in the list unless you have highlighted the link to the existing document.

Image: Images are typically linked in the Image Properties window and this is not used.

E-mail Link: Simply enter the e-mail address in the field.

Scheduled Element and Pop-up Menu: are not being used.

Unregistered URL or Relative Internal URL: This is to link to pages outside Visit the page you want visitors to arrive on. Copy the URL and then paste it into the link field provided. 

(Everything outside that is not registered. DO NOT copy and paste URLs from any of our pages. Use the default type of "Page or Bookmark on Page" and search for the correct page.)

Remove a Link

Do NOT remove links to documents that you wish to replace with updated versions. Instead follow the instructions for upload new version.

To remove a link, place your cursor in the middle of the linked text. You don't need to highlight it.

Then click the <Anchor> tab in the properties area below the text block. This will highlight the link for you and avoids manual highlighting that might miss a character.

Select Link

Once the link is highlighted, click the "Remove Tag" button next to the <Anchor> tag in the properties area. This clears the link.

Remove Tag

This is a link to a named element (happens to be on this page at the top).