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Adding Links

Correct and Incorrect uses of links

  • Links will always appear in the color maroon and underlined.
  • Links should be specific and not use general phrases such as "Click here" or "Read More." This makes it difficult for screen readers to interpret the purpose or meaning of the link.
  • Links on images should be matched with supporting context. Most images do not appear clickable. Use linked images sparingly.
  • Links should rarely be applied to Headings, unless it is accommodated by a body of text. This could be difficult for screen readers to interpret.
  • External Links should always open in a new window.
  • Links to file types should be followed by the file type. Ex. Download the English department brochure (PDF)

External link

  1. To add a link, highlight the text that you would like to link.
  2. Click the link icon and add the url.
  3. Select Target , and then select "New Window" and click ok.

Internal Links 

Internal links are linking to anything that begins with inside.trinity.edu.

  1. To add a link, highlight the text that you would like to link. 
  2. Click the link icon.
  3. Under protocol select other. 
  4. In the URL field enter the url, without inside.trinity.edu. For example if the url is inside.trinity.edu/student-success/advising, you should only enter student-success/advising. 
     
  5. Select ok. 

E-mails 

E-mails do not need to be linked manually, as they will automatically link after you save.
If copying and pasting an e-mail address from Microsoft Office or Google Drive, be sure to use the "Paste from Word" button--otherwise this e-mail address link will break!

Note: You can no longer link words to email addresses in the system. If you need to include an email within the body, use this preferred format:

"Contact {name of person}, {email address} for more information about our department." 

Link Properties Settings - Settings that are overridden by Trinity styles

The following link settings that you do not need to edit. All of the marked fields are taken care of by the global Trinity stylesheets for the website.

Unlinking 

To unlink a piece of text hightlight the entire section that is linked and hit the unlink button. 

Anchors

Anchors allow you to link to sections on the same webpage. Anchor links can be particularly helpful for long pages. You can have more than one anchor on the page.

To insert an anchor link: 

  1. First select where you would like the anchor link to go. 
  2. Click the anchor icon and type in what you would like to name your anchor. This should be simple. Examples would be policy, forms, top, bottom, etc. 


     

  3. Highlight the text that you would like to link to this anchor and click the link icon. 
  4. Change the link type to "Link to Anchor in Text" 
  5. You will then see a drop down and select the anchor you would like to link. 
  6. Click Ok. 

Linking to anchors in this way, only works on the same page. If you would like to link directly to anchors on a different page link to inside.trinity.edu/yourpage#anchortitle.