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5.10. Inserting Hyperlinks

Updated 08.22.16

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Option 1. Use the Hyperlink tool to create a hyperlink or even an auto-email link within your eMessage:
 
1. Within the body of your eMessage, type the text or upload the image you would like to use for
    your link.
 
2. Select the link text or object with your mouse.
 
3. Click the Link icon from the toolbar.

  
 
4. Select the Type of link you would like your link to be by activating the appropriate tab within
    the Hyperlink dialogue box (the default is Hyperlink).  Activate the Anchor tab if linking to
    another part of your message or the Email tab if creating an auto-email link.
 
5. In the URL field, type in the exact and complete URL, email address, etc., for your link (if
    creating a URL link, note the http:// have already been added for you; this information 
    should not be removed).

6. The Link Text will default to your selected text range or image and should not be edited.

7. Use the drop-down menu to select your Target.  In most cases, you will want your hyperlink
    to open in a NEW WINDOW.   

8. The Tooltip field is optional; text entered here will appear if the recipient hovers their mouse
    over your hyperlink and may be used as an audio file for the visually impaired.

9. The CSS Class field is to be used only when creating hyperlinks for web sites and should not
    be used for sending eMessages. 

10. Click OK to finish inserting your hyperlink.

11. We highly recommend that you TEST your link by opening a new Internet Browser, copying the
      URL from your eMessage, and pasting it in the browser address bar, then clicking GO.  Does
      the link do what you expected?  If not, you'll need to research and update the link.  Once
      your eMessage has been sent, it cannot be recalled or updated.

 

Option 2: Use a URL Path for hyperlinks in your eMessages.

If providing your own code for an eMessage, you will need to use absolute URL paths to point to external web sites.

Be sure your URL path is complete (beginning with http://www....) and be sure to test your eMessage including the URL paths before sending to your live list.

Example:  <a href= "http://www.website.com">My web site</a>

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