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This dialog displays for all CommonSpot operations that support linking, including inserting links to text or images within the Rich Text Editor and adding links to Bulleted Lists, Link Bars, Tab Bars, and other Hyperlink Elements. Use this dialog to create or edit hyperlinks and set link and target attributes.
CommonSpot gives you advanced options for content linking and display. In addition to standard page, image, bookmark, and email address links, you can link to QuickTime movies, Scheduled Elements and uploaded files. You can also define links to new pages and file uploads "on the fly" and assign Standard Properties or Custom Properties to new items, to improve link relevancy. CommonSpot manages links created within CommonSpot and provides tools for managing other external links. See Link Validation, Validating External URLs, and Report of Pages with Broken, Deleted or Unverified Links.
This dialog displays in edit mode for existing links, as shown below. Links defined to open in another window include a Link Window Properties tab.
Note: You can define both link action and mouseover action for a single link. For example, you can define the descriptive text that displays in the browser status bar as the Mouseover Action for a page or document link.
Use the Link Action tab in the Insert Link dialog to define link targets and behavior. You can create links to existing Web pages or documents (files), pages to be created, or uploaded, images, email addresses, or scheduled Elements. You can also specify no linking.
The first Type field identifies the current file type for this link. The target for the link above is undefined, the one displayed in edit mode below is for an uploaded document.
In Edit mode, the Title displays the link name, and the URL field displays the path to the link target.
The second Type field displays link target options.
Begin by selecting the Change button. This displays a dialog for selecting the subsite location for the new page. After selecting the subsite, click Next to complete the process of creating a new page.
Once you select or a link type, you have the following options for creating a link target.
Click the Choose from current subsite button to select a page or object from this subsite. CommonSpot returns results based on link type.
Click the Quick Find button to use a simple search to locate a link target.
Click the Advanced Search button to build a search query to find a link target.
Click the Saved Search button to choose from your saved searches to set a link target (you must first create saved searches).
Click the Bookmark button to select a bookmark from existing bookmarks or to manually define new ones.
Once you define a link, you can optionally add a mouseover effect. Choose from the following.
Options in this dialog box tell CommonSpot to:
For link types that can open in another window, the Insert Link dialog displays a Link Window Properties tab for defining window size, position, and other behaviors.
Optionally check Open link in a new window, then click the New Window Properties button to define window action.
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