Links, Emails and Anchors


When you include links in your KnowledgeNET pages, you give users the capability to jump from your page to somewhere else on the web or somewhere else in KnowledgeNET. Links can also be used to download a variety of files such as word processing documents, PDF documents and spreadsheets. In addition, you can also link to e-mail addresses and even create Anchor links in your page.





Website Link

To create a hyperlink to a web address, you need two things

  • The web address (called a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL) of the website you want to link to. 
  • Some text or an image in your  page to hang the link on. Usually, the text you attach a link to describes the resource being linked. 


  1. Type some text in your page to describe the website being linked and highlight the text with your cursor e.g BBC Schools
  2. Click link_chain.GIF   on the text editor toolbar.
  3. The link properties window will appear. Type or paste using CTRL V the website address you wish to link to.

  4. Click OK  to insert link.


Internal Link to another KnowledgeNET Page

  1. Type some text in your page describing what you are linking to and highlight the text with your cursor.  internal_link1.GIF
  2. Click  link_chain.GIF  on the text editor toolbar.
  3.  The link properties window will appear. Click the internal_link3.GIF button.  
  4.  The Browse Page window will appear. Use the + icon until you find the page/ item you would like to link to. Click on the title of the page or item. E.g. click the + next to Polls then click on the title of the Poll.  

  5.  Click OK  to insert link.
Please note that you can click Browse Entire School to navigate to pages and items located in other areas of KnowledgeNET.



Link to a file that can be downloaded


  1. Click  filing_cabinet_button1.GIF   in the text editor toolbar. The Filing Cabinet will open.
  2. Locate or upload  the file in your Filing Cabinet.
  3. Click on the file to use it.
  4. The file link will now appear in your page.


Email Link


Adding and email link to your pages will allow your readers to communicate with you. Clicking on an email link will open your readers email client so that they can send you an email.

  1. Type some text in your page e.g. E-mail Me and highlight the text with your cursor. emailme.GIF
  2. Click link_chain.GIF  button in the text editor toolbar and the link properties window will appear. 

  3. Select Link Type: Email  linktype.GIF
  4. Configure the following options:
    • E-mail Address - type your email address here
    • Message Subject - enter the email subject (optional)
    • Message Body - pre-fil the message body (optional)

  5. emailme1.GIF
  6. Click OK to insert email link


Link to Anchor in the text 


When a web page is long or has many sections, you may want to create a link that jumps to a specific "anchored" place within the page. Anchors will help you do this. There are two steps to creating an anchored link:


Step 1: Insert the anchor

  1. Place your cursor before the text where users will "jump" to in your web page
  2. Click anchor.GIF Insert/edit anchor in the text editor toolbar.  The Insert/edit anchor window will appear.
  3. Type a name for the anchor in the Anchor Name text box and click OK.

  4. Repeat this process for all your Anchors 

Note: If you use multiple anchors on the same web page, each anchor name must be unique. We also recommend using lowercase letters and no spaces or special characters for anchor names.

An anchor icon will appear.


Step 2: Create a link to the anchor 

  1. Type some text you wish to become the link e.g. Go to Introduction
  2. Click link_chain.GIF to create link to Anchor. The Link window will appear
  3. Select Link Type: Link to Anchor in the text and select an Anchor by Anchor Name e.g. Introduction

  4. Click OK to create the link.


Link Targets


By default all external links will open in a new window and all internal links will open in the same screen. To specify what kind of window a link will open in:

  1. Click on Target in the link window when creating or editing a link.
  2. From the drop down list select a new target:
    • New Window (-blank) - opens link in a brand new window (default choice which is good for all links to websites outside of KnowledgeNET e.g.
    • Same Window ( _self ) - opens in current screen (good option for internal links to other KnowledgeNET pages)

  3. Click OK to save link target.


Edit Links

To change a link simply right-click on the link and select Edit Link


Remove Link

 Click  remove_link.GIF in the text editor toolbar  to remove a link from your page.

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