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Inserting Links

Whether linking to a SharePoint page within your site, or to an outside page or website, adding a hyperlink on a page is simple. See steps below for linking to an internal page or from an external website.

Steps for adding an internal (from your SharePoint site) page link

After logging in to your site, go to the page on which you would like to insert the link. When you are on the page, click the Edit icon (the second to the right of Site Actions) or click on the Site Actions dropdown menu and select Edit Page.

Click in the Main Content area and highlight the words you would like to link (this is usually the page title, or an action word).

Click on the Insert tab in the ribbon and then click on Link or from the dropdown below the word Link, click From Sharepoint.

A box to add a link from your site will pop up showing your site structure and image, document and pages libraries. Note where you are in the site structure to the left of the box - it may not default to where you intended, so you'll have to navigate there.

Expand the subsite where the page that you want to link to lives, and click that subsite's Pages library.

Select the page you want to link to and click OK.

When you are done editing the page, dont forget to Save & Close and Check In.

Steps for adding an external link

After logging in to your site, go to the page on which you would like to insert the link. 

In a new tab or window, go to the page or site that you want to link to. Copy the URL. 

Go back to the page in your site where you want to insert the link. Click the Edit icon (the second to the right of Site Actions) or click on the Site Actions dropdown menu and select Edit Page.

Click in the Main Content area and highlight the words you would like to link (this is usually the page or site title, or an action word).

Click on the Insert tab in the ribbon and then click on Link or from the dropdown below the word Link, click From Address.

In the box that pops up, paste the URL into the Address field. 

Click OK.

When you are done editing the page, dont forget to Save & Close and Check In.


Linking an email address:
Linking an email adress so that it has a little envelope icon next to it and so it is blue and underlines upon hover (like other links) has a similar process to linking to an external address like above. The only difference is adding "mailto:" before the address.
Highlight the email address in the content and click on the Insert tab and then click on the lower part of the Link button and select "From Address" and in the Address field type  "mailto:" (without quotations - but with the colon) without spaces, and then the email address, also without spaces. For example, if you wanted to link to the main DePaul admission email address, in the Address bar you would type mailto:admission@depaul.edu 

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