As your Web presence grows and you create more Web pages, some of your Web pages will refer to other Web pages. Part of the reason HTML grew so popular so quickly, and part of the reason early Web-page designers chose HTML as the engine behind the pages, is that HTML provides a vehicle for hyperlinks to other Web pages. The Web-browsing viewers can view one Web page, go to another simply by clicking a hyperlink, and then press the browser's Back button and go right back to where they started.
To Do: Add a Link to a Web Page
Inserting a hyperlink in a FrontPage Web page is as simple as doing so in Word and other Office 2003 programs. You saw how to add a hyperlink to PowerPoint presentations in Hour 14, "Animating Your Presentations." To add a link to the Web page you created in the previous Web hour , you would follow these steps:
Click at the end of the last word you typed, school . This places the text cursor at the end of the sentence .
Press Enter twice to place two blank lines at the end of the text.
Type the following: Click here for great books!
Select the sentence you just typed.
Select Insert, Hyperlink from the menu. The Insert Hyperlink will appear.
In the text box to the right of the Address label toward the bottom of the dialog box, type this Web address: http://www.samspublishing.com.
Click anywhere on the page to eliminate the selection of the text. The text will be underlined and appear in a different color to indicate that the text is now a link to another Web page. Figure Web 2.1 shows what your Web page looks like now.
Figure Web 2.1. The page now links to another Web page.
If you click the link, nothing will happen except the FrontPage will display a message telling you that you must click your Ctrl key and the link to move to that page. This is because you're editing the page in the Design view. If you were to display the page in Preview mode, you only need to click the hyperlink with your mouse to see the linked Web page. Obviously, once your Web page is placed on your server, all visitors to your Web page will be able to jump to the link by clicking on the text without having to hold their Ctrl keys when they do.
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One very good question often asked about now is, "How do I get my Web page onto the actual Web?" The way you do it depends on many factors. If you work on Web pages inside a company that has a Web site, your company's Web-site expert can help you get your page onto the site. If you want your own domain name (your own .com name), you'll need to find one that is currently not being used (which is not always a simple task), rent the name, and then have a Web-hosting service connect that new domain name to your Web pages that you store on the host's server. If all this sounds tedious , it is; fortunately, you can locate many services that act as one-stop locations where you can get set up from scratch. Search one of the Internet search engines for web hosting , and you'll find many companies who can help you.
Save your Web page and close the page so you can begin a new Web page in the next section.