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Adding / Modifying a Link

Video Tutorial Available:  Adding Links

Adding a link has been simplified with the WYSIWYG editor.   Please Note: adding internal links (to pages on other sites) is slightly different than adding links to external sites (such as to  The two methods are outlined below.

It is very important to follow all the steps for adding internal links - do not be tempted to type internal addresses.  If you properly follow the directions, your link will be added as a dependency link.  Dependency links will follow a page even if the page is renamed or moved without you having to do anything additional.

Adding External Links
  1. Type the link text and highlight it using the mouse.

    Highlight Text

  2. Click the chain iconLink Iconon the toolbar. This will open a dialog box.
  3. Type in the site’s address including http://   (e.g., PLEASE NOTE: If you do not type in http:// or https:// it will not add your link properly.
  4. Click Insert to finish.

Adding Internal Link
  1. Repeat steps 1 and 2 from above.
  2. If you want to create a link to another page or documentation on your site, make sure you know exactly where it is before you start. When you click the Browse button next to the Link URL field, you will open a list of folders and files. You will use these folders to navigate through the directories.

    Add link from Link popup

  3. You might need to change the Server to Production in the top right.  Click Insert to choose a file. If you are linking to an index.php (index.pcf file within OU Campus), select the folder and click Select Folder.  The file lists appears.  Choose your desired file.

    Navigate to your File

  4. Make sure you enter a Title that describes what you are linking to.  This is very important for ADA purposes.

    Add a Title

  5. Click Insert to finish.
Editing / Removing an Existing Link
  1. Click on the link in the text that requires changing.
  2. To modify a link, click the chain iconLink Iconin the toolbar. Follow the instructions to add a link above.
  3. To delete a link, click the icon of the broken chain Unlink Icon in the toolbar.

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 Last Modified 9/15/14