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How do I create a link to a Resources item in the Rich-Text Editor?

In the Rich-Text Editor, you can create a link to an item stored in Resources using the Server Browser.  In the Server Browser, you can either upload a new file to Resources and link to it, or you can link to a file you already have saved to Resources.

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.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Select the text to be linked.

In the editor, select the text you would like to serve as a link to the file or folder.  For accessibility, you should use meaningful text to describe the file or folder you are linking.

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).

Select Browse Server.

The Link window will pop up.  In the Link window, select Browse Server.

Note: If you copy a link in Resources and paste it into the Rich-Text Editor in another tool (e.g. Lessons) rather than using the Server Browser to select the item in the editor, the link will not change when you import content from the site.

If needed, upload a file to Resources.

The Server Browser window will pop up, displaying content in the current site's Resources tool. If you want to link to a file that has not yet been uploaded to Resources, select the Upload files button at the top of the page.  The Upload files button looks like a paper tray with an arrow pointing up above it.

If you already have the file or folder to link stored in Resources, skip to the step below, Select the file or folder to link.

Drag and drop a file or Select files.

Drag a file from your local computer and drop it into the Drop files area or click Select files to navigate to the file on your computer.  

If you clicked Select files, choose the file to upload.
  1. Locate and select the file to upload from your computer.
  2. Click Open.

Select the file or folder to link.

You can create a link to either a file or a folder.

  1. Select the name of the folder that contains the file to link.  This will expand the folder contents.
  2. Select the name of the file you want to link.
  3. Click the OK button in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.
  1. Select the name of the folder to link.
  2. Click the OK button in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.

Select OK.

  1. The Link dialog box will display the link to the file or folder in the URL box.
  2. Select OK to create the link.

The text linked to the Resources item will be displayed in blue in the editor.