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Creating Links

To view different pages and files, page links are used.  It’s helpful to have all your files, images, and web documents in one folder before you start.

Folder listing of files.

Saving Your Page

When creating a link to another page on your site, save the page first.

  1. To save, click on Save icon..
  2. On the initial save, you will be prompted to give the page a title.

After saving, links will be relative as related to your current document.  An example of a relative link is page.htm.

An absolute link references the exact server and location of the file. For example, http://www.nvcc.edu/home/jdoe/image1.jpg is an absolute link.

Creating Your Links

  1. Click on where you want the link to be created.
  2. Click on Link text icon.. Under Link Text, you can choose to enter text in for your link text.
  3. Next, specify a link location by selecting Choose File. Under Files of type: change it to All Files. Now navigate to the file you want linked and double click on it.
    Choose file location on your local computer.
  4. Select OK. To publish files other than images or html, you will need to use Core FTP (see below). 

Important. If your website’s link is broken, the link may be an absolute link pointing to the file on your computer instead of the web folder. For example, file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/jdoes//image1.jpg will be a broken link when viewing your published site.  To correct this, double click on the link in Composer and edit the Link Location to a relative link. In the case above, changing the link to just image1.jpg will work.