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Adding a URL Link

How to insert a link to a URL located on another web site using the Rich Text Editor.

  1. Highlight the text/object for the link - OR - Place the cursor where the link will be inserted.
  2. Click the Hyperlink Manager (CTRL + K) button. This opens the Hyperlink Manager with the Hyperlink tab pre-selected.
  3. In the URL text box, enter the URL address for this link.
  4. Optional. In the Link Text text box, enter the text for this link. Any text highlighted at Step 1 will be shown here. Note: This field is not displayed when adding a link to an image.
  5. Optional. At Target, select the target window for this link.
  6. Optional. In the Tooltip text box, enter a tool tip to be displayed when a user places their mouse over this link.
  7. Optional. At CSS Class, select a class for the link - OR - Select Clear Class to use the default class.

  1. Click the OK button.

Adding an Email Link

How to add an email link to text or an image using the Rich Text Editor. Clicking the link opens the user's email program with the selected email address in the "Send To" field.

Tip: The Editor automatically adds a "send to" link to any email address that is entered with a recognized extension.

  1. Highlight the text/object for the link - OR - Place the cursor where the link will be inserted.
  2. Click the Hyperlink Manager (CTRL + K) button. This opens the Hyperlink Manager.
  3. Select the E-mail tab.
  4. In the Address text box, enter the email address. If a recognized email address is selected, then it will be displayed here.
  5. In the Link Text text box, enter the text for this link. Note: This field is not displayed when adding a link to an image.
  6. In the Subject text box, enter a subject which will populate the subject field of the email message.
  7. Optional. At CSS Class, select a class for the link - OR - Select Clear Class to use the default class.

  1. Click the OK button.
  2. Linking to a Site Page

    How to link to any page of the site using the Rich Text Editor. Note: Users can only select links they can view. E.g. Only Administrators can link to the Admin Console pages.

  3. Highlight the text/object for the link - OR - Place the cursor where the link will be inserted.
  4. Click the Custom Link button in the toolbar to view the drop down list.
  5. Maximize the Portal Links heading to display a list of the site pages.
  6. Locate and select the page for this link. Note: If no text or object was selected at Step 1, then the page name will be used as the linked text. E.g. Linking to the Home page will insert a link named Home.
  7. Editing a Site Page Link

    How to edit a link to a page in the site in the Rich Text Editor.

  8. Click on or highlight the linked text/object.
  9. Click the Custom Link drop down list and then select a new link.
  10. Editing an Email or URL Link

    How to edit a link in the Rich Text Editor.

    Option One:

  11. Select the linked text or object.
  12. Click the Hyperlink Manager button or use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + K to open the Hyperlink Manager.
  13. Edit the link as required. For more details on the available fields, See "Adding an Email Link" or See "Adding a URL Link"
  14. Click the OK button.

Option Two:

  1. Right-click on the linked text or object and select Properties... from the drop down list. This opens the Hyperlink Manager.
  2. Edit the link as required. For more details on the available fields, See "Adding an Email Link" or See "Adding a URL Link"
  3. Click the OK button.
  4. Deleting a Link

    How to remove a link from the Rich Text Editor.

    Option One: Select the linked text or object and then either click the Remove Link button, or use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + K.

    Option Two: Right-click on the linked text or object and then select Remove Link from the drop down list.

    Adding an Anchor

    How to create an anchor using the Rich Text Editor. An anchor is a location within this content which can be linked to using the Hyperlink Manager. Note: Links to this anchor can only be created in this instance of this module.

  5. Place the cursor where the anchor will be inserted - OR - Highlight the text or object for the anchor. Note: Text may display link formatting even though there is no link.
  6. Click the Hyperlink Manager (CTRL + K) button. This opens the Hyperlink Manager.
  7. Select the Anchor tab.
  8. In the Name text box, enter an anchor name.

  1. Click the OK button.
  1. Deleting an Anchor

    How to delete an anchor (bookmark) from the Rich Text Editor.

    Option One: If the anchor has been created by first selecting text or an object, select the linked text or object and then click the Remove Link button or use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + K.

    Option Two: If the anchor has been added to the editor by placing the cursor in a location within the Editor, then select the HTML tab, locate and delete the anchor HTML which looks something like this <a name="anchor name"></a>

    Editing an Anchor

    How to edit an anchor using the Rich Text Editor.

  2. Select the anchored text or object and then either click the Hyperlink Manager button, use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + K - OR - Right-click on the linked text or object and select Properties... from the drop down list
  3. Edit the anchor as required.
  4. Click the OK button.
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