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How do I create a link to a web site in the Rich-Text Editor?

You can create a link to an external web site in the Rich-Text Editor.

Note: To link to an HTML page you have stored in Resources, see How do I create a link to a Resources item in the Rich-Text Editor? 

Tip: If you are adding content in the Lessons tool, you may also add links directly as individual items on the page, rather than within the Rich-Text Editor. See the articles on adding content in Lessons for more information on embedding and linking items on a lesson page.

Video Guide

Step-by-Step Instructions

Select the text.

In the text box, select the text you would like to serve as a link to a web site.  For accessibility, you should use meaningful text to describe your link.

Note: If you do not select text, the text of the link will display in full, linked to the site (e.g. http://collab.itc.virginia.edu/).

The Link icon looks like a chain link.

Alternatively, you can open the Link dialog box with the keyboard command Ctrl + L (in Windows) or Command + L (on a Mac).

Enter the URL.

The Link window will pop up for you to enter the link (URL).

  1. Enter or paste (CTRL-V on a PC or COMMAND-V on a Mac) the URL for the web page to which you are linking in the box marked URL.
  2. Click OK to confirm the addition of the link.

Note: To link to an HTML page you have stored in Resources, see How do I create a link to a Resources item in the Rich-Text Editor?

The linked text will be underlined.