This page covers creating links from within your web page content.
First, you want to highlight the text that you want the user to click on when they download your PDF or Word document. After that, you'll want to click on the insert/edit link icon on the tool bar that looks like a chain link.
This brings up a dialog box that allows you to do several things:
Create a basic link to a web address/URL
Create a link to an Email address
Create a link to an Anchor
Create a link to a file like a PDF or Word document
Create a basic link to a web address/URL
At this point, all you have to do is to type in the web address into the box indicated URL. If you want the link to come up in another tab or window, click on the Target tab, and then choose New Window (_blank). All links are opened up in the same window by default and thus requires no target.
Creating a link to an E-mail Address
If you want to create a link to an e-mail address such that, when the user clicks it, it opens their default email client, click on the Link Type, and choose Email.
Now type the email address to which the email should be sent. If you desire, you can pre-populate the Subject and something simple in the Message Body.
Creating Links to another area in the Page (Anchor Links)
When you need to link to certain parts of a web page, as is demonstrated with this particular page, you want to create an anchor link. This allows you to have a longer web page, but link to specific parts of the web page, making it easier for users to get the information they're looking for. There are two steps to creating anchor links, you want to establish the parts of the page you want to link to, and establish names for each section that users will click on to get to the sections.
First, let us create the anchors.
Place the cursor at the beginning of the sentence of the section you want to link toLocate the Anchor on the tool bar and click itA dialog box comes up asking for a nameType in the name that you would like to give that section (please be brief, not too wordy) and click okYou should now see a little anchor next to the section on the web page
Do this for each section that you want users to link to. After you've created all of your anchors, now it's time to create the links for them.
To create the links to the anchors you just created:
Go to the top of the page, and indicate where you want these links to appear. You may want to list them vertically or horizontally depending on how many links you have
i.e. Link 1 | Link 2 | Link 3 | Link 4Now, highlight the first link and click the link button located on the Icon bar which will bring up a dialog boxChange the Link Type to Link to an Anchor in the TextNow, under Select an Anchor by Anchor Name, select the name of the Anchor that you created in the first step that corresponds to this particular linkYou've just created an anchor link
Repeat this process for the remaining links, and you're all done.
As an useful feature for your users, you can create an anchor at the very beginning of your page content called Top, then create a link that says, << Back to Top at the bottom of each of your sections, so that users can go back to the top of the document after reading the particular section they were in.
Creating Links to Files like PDFs and MS-Word Documents
This will probably be the most used feature of the CMS. Many users have documents they want to link to.
First, highlight the text that you would like the users to click on to download your document and click on the insert/edit link icon on the tool bar.
This will bring up a dialog box where you will click Browse Server.
This brings up a dialog box which shows all of the files in your folder on the server. If you expand the images folder on the left, you'll see all of the files that is on the server for your unit.
All of the files are listed alphabetically, so if you've already uploaded the file, just navigate to it in the listing of files, and click on the green plus icon on the right hand side.
That will close out that box and take you back to the previous one where the URL will be populated with the path to the file you just selected. You can click ok, and you've just made a link to that file.
If your file is NOT on the server, and you need to upload it from your computer, then you would follow the same steps:
Highlight the text that you would like the users to click on to download your document, and click on the link icon on the tool bar.Click on Browse Server
Now, when the dialog box comes up, click on the upload button in the lower right hand corner of the dialog box.
This brings up the File Queue. Click on the green icon along the bottom of the dialog box, and that will allow you to navigate to where the files are stored on your computer (just like attaching a file to an email).
After you've located your file, you will see it listed as an element to be uploaded. You can do this as many times as you need until you have loaded all of the files you wish to upload in the queue.
Now you're ready to upload all of the files. Click on the upload button and you will see the indicators for each of the files. When they're done uploading, click the white X in the upper right hand corner of the dialog box.
Now, that will take you back to the listing of your files. Locate your file in the listing, and click on the green plus icon to the right of the file to create a link.
Now you're back to the first dialog box. Just click ok, and you've just created a link to the uploaded file.