How to put in hyperlinks to external websites

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To link to an external website from one of your pages follow these steps:

  • Enter the text you want to convert to a link, e.g. 'Click here to see a website about...'. This can be done in a normal text box.
  • Highlight this text in the 'textbox Properties' tool bar on the right hand side of the authoring tool.
  • Click Set Selected Text As...
  • A box will appear with four radio buttons. Select External link.

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  • Enter a URL starting with http:// or https://
  • If you want the website to open in a new window or tab, click on the tickbox Open this link in a new window/tab
  • Click OK
  • Your link will turn blue and will be underlined. Be sure to test it regularly as some websites change their links.