SharePoint Responsive > Basics > Inserting Links
Whether linking to a SharePoint page within your site (internal link), or to an outside page or website (external link), adding a hyperlink on a page is simple.
There are two methods of creating a link SharePoint. Which method you use may depend on whether you are creating an internal link (a page within your SharePoint website) or an external link (a page on another website).
A link from address allows you to link to any page, within your website or on another website. This is the quickest method and consists of simply pasting the URL into the link from address window.
A link from SharePoint allows you to link to a page or document within your site only. This will not work to link to pages on other DePaul websites or sites outside of DePaul. This method consists of navigating through the structure of your website and pointing to the page or document you would like to link to.
When you create a link to an email address, the link will appear blue and be underlined upon hover, like other links. When clicked, it will open a new email draft in the user's preferred email client with the linked address in the To field. Examples:
Linking uses the same process as Link to Address, described above. The only difference is adding "mailto:" before the address.
Documents are uploaded to your SharePoint site's documents library, published, and then inserted as a link on a page. Below are the steps for linking to an already uploaded and published document. If your document has not already been uploaded and published, please see
Uploading/Inserting Documents for more information.
Linking to a document uses the same process as Link From Sharepoint described above. The main difference is that instead of looking inside a Pages library for a page to link to, you will look inside a Documents library for a document to link to.