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pixel The kids worked pretty fast. After the first week, they had a whole bunch of Web pages. One about food in the future, one for transportation, and even one about going to space school!

blip With so many pages it was time to connect them together. After all, that's what the Web is about: pages that are hyperlinked together.

pixelBlip, Scooter in Quadrant 360 wants us to explain hyperlinks.

blipHi, Scooter! Hyperlinks are text, images, and even parts of images that you can click. When you click a hyperlink, you are transported from one Web page to another. Mr. Clark's class used hyperlinks to lead visitors to other pages within their Web site - and also to lead visitors to other Web sites.

pixelOh, and don't forget the e-mail hyperlinks. The kids also created special hyperlinks that encouraged their visitors to send them e-mail.


 


 


    Hyperlinks are like springboards that send you:

    to another location on the same Web page (great for really long scrolling pages!)
    to a different page in your site
    to a different Web site.

    To make text into a hyperlink:

    1) Select the text.

Selected text.

    2) Click the Hyperlink button on the Standard toolbar. The Create Hyperlink dialog box appears.

The Hyperlink button.

    3) Find and click the file name of the page you want to link to. The file name appears in the URL text box. If you are linking to another Web site, type the URL (Web address) into the URL text box.

Select a file or type a URL.

    4) Click OK in the Create Hyperlink dialog box.

The text is hyperlinked.
 


 
    To make an image into a hyperlink:

    1) Select the picture by clicking on it.

    2) Click the Hyperlink button on the Standard toolbar. The Create Hyperlink dialog box appears.

    3) Find and click the file name of the page you want to link to. The file name appears in the URL box.

    4) Click OK in the Create Hyperlink dialog box.

A hyperlinked image.
 


 
    You can create hyperlinks by using different parts of a large picture. Each separate hyperlink within a drawing is called a "hot spot." For example, imagine you are making a Web site for your school and you want to devote one page to each grade. You can use a drawing of a school with many rooms - and each room can be assigned as a hot spot that links to a page for each grade.

    To add a hot spot link to an image:

    1) Select the image by clicking on it.

    2) Click the Polygon button on the Image toolbar.

The Polygon button.

    3) Move the cursor over the image. The cursor turns into a cutting tool.

    4) Trace a shape onto the image by clicking and dragging your mouse. The Create Hyperlink dialog box appears when you complete the shape.

Trace a shape.

    5) Find and click the file name of the page you want to link to. The file name appears in the URL box.

    6) Click OK in the Create Hyperlink dialog box.



    TIP: Remember the Undo button. This gives you lots of chances to re-trace your hot spots if you don't get them perfectly the first time.

 


 


    You can use a hyperlink to invite your Web site visitors to send you e-mail. When your visitors click this special hyperlink, their computer will open an e-mail window where they can compose their message to you.

    To create an e-mail hyperlink:

    1) Select the text or image.

    2) Click the Hyperlink button on the Standard toolbar. The Create Hyperlink dialog box appears.

    3) Click the Make a Hyperlink that Sends E-mail button.

Make a Hyperlink that Sends E-mail button.

    4) Type your e-mail address into the Type an E-mail address text box, then click OK.

E-mail Address text box.

    5) Click OK in the Create Hyperlink dialog box.