Hyperlinks

When creating a link, keep in mind how the link will be displayed in the print (non-web) versions of the catalog. The URL of a link will not appear in the web version since the catalog user can click on the link to be taken to another location.  If a catalog user selects to print a page of the catalog, the URL will be placed automatically in parentheses after the catalog text for their reference.

Links such as “For information about Texas Woman’s University’s Accreditation, click here.” should not be used, since you cannot click in the print version of the catalog PDF and it is unclear as to the accreditor.

Instead, consider rephrasing your link to say something like “Texas Woman’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges”.  This will make it clearer for the end-users in the different contexts of the catalog (web, pdf, etc…).

To create a link to a webpage

  1. Open the toolbar.
  2. Open the page body editor for the page or Tab section you want to work on.
  3. Highlight the text that is desired to be turned into a hypertext link.
  4. Click the Insert/Edit Link button.Hperlink Icon
  5. Type (or cut and paste) the destination web address into the text box labeled URL.
  6. To open the link in a new window, click the check box next to Open in a New Window,  It is recommended best-practice to only select this option if navigating outside of the catalog, and not within.
  7.  Click OK.
  8.  Click OK on the Page Body Editor to save your changes.

To link to a website or another page outside of the catalog

Simply type the full web adderss. For example: http://www.google.com  (Don’t forget the http:// or https:// portion.)

To link to a page within the catalog

  1. Visit https://nextcatalog.twu.edu and login with your email credentials.
  2. Navigate to the page you wish to link to using the Navigation Pane on the left side.
  3. Select the portion of the URL following https://nextcatalog.twu.edu. For example, if the URL in your browser was: Catalog Web AddressYou would type (or cut and paste): “/undergraduate/professional-education/teacher-education-disciplines/”  (Do not forget the “/” at the beginning and end of the URL!)

To create a link to an e-mail

  1. Open the page body editor for the page you want to work on.
  2. Highlight the text or image that is desired to be turned into a hypertext link.
  3. Click the “Insert/Edit Link” button.
  4. Type mailto: into the text box labeled URL.
  5. Immediately following mailto: type the email address with no spaces. For example, mailto:smartin4@twu.edu.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK on the Page Body Editor to save your changes.

Note: Using a “mailto:” link will open a blank email addressed to the linked address in the user’s default mail client when the user clicks the hyperlink.