Best practices for writing link text:
- Write link text that describes what the user will see when they click on it (for example: New Student Athlete Checklist)
- Don't write "click here" or write out the URL in the link text
- Link text should be as few descriptive words as possible
- Don't hyperlink an entire paragraph, sentence, or heading
Directions for external links:
External links are links that do not start with shoreline.edu
For example: shoreline.edu/appy is an internal link.
Examples of external links:
1. Select the text you'd like to hyperlink
2. Click the link icon in the toolbar at the top of the screen
3. Insert the URL in the URL field, change the Class to "Link Icon - External" and click OK.
DO NOT USE THIS for app.shoreline.edu, news.shoreline.edu or any other subdomain of shoreline.edu.
Directions for internal links:
What is an internal link?
To insert an internal link (a file already on Shoreline.edu), take the following steps:
1. Click the file icon with the magnifying glass to locate the link
2. Click on the proper folder and locate the file or page you wish to link to.
TIP: To link to the main page of a folder, select the main page's folder (for example: select the apply-and-aid folder to link to the Apply & Aid main page)
3. When you find the correct file or page, click "Insert"
*If you wish to upload a new document (pdf, word, excel), follow instructions for Adding, Deleting, and Replacing Documents.
4. After clicking Insert, a link should appear with an f: followed by a series of unique numbers (i.e. f:12345678 ) in the URL field. Double-check to make sure the link appears this way, because it is important for avoiding broken links in the future if the file is moved.
TIP: For PDF documents, select "Link Icon - PDF" from the Class menu
5. Click OK