To add a hyperlink to a page, you need to select the text you want to turn into a link, then provide the URL for the link. A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the Web address that you would type into the Address bar of a Web browser.
You will find much more information about adding links to your pages in Chapter 7. You'll see how to add links to either text or graphics, and lots of other linky goodness.
To add a link to a page:
- Select the text you want to turn into a link (
Figure 3.14 Begin creating a link by selecting the text that you want to turn into the link.
- Do one of the following:
If you are linking to a page in your site, click the Point to File button in the Property Inspector (
), then drag to a file in the Files panel (
). When you release the mouse button, the file name appears in the Link field.
Figure 3.15 Click the Point to File button to begin the linking process...
Figure 3.16 ... then drag to point at the file you want to link to in the Files panel. As you drag, Dreamweaver follows your mouse pointer with an arrow to make it clear which file you're pointing at.
Figure 3.17 You can also create a link by clicking the Browse to File button in the Property Inspector, which brings up this Select File dialog.
Figure 3.18 If the file you are selecting is outside your local root folder, Dreamweaver offers to copy the file to that folder as part of the linking process.