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Hyperlinks I: The basics

Become familiar with hyperlinks: from understanding URLs and their syntax to inserting hyperlinks into your Web pages. You will also learn how to find and fix broken hyperlinks in your Web site using Microsoft® FrontPage®.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Five self-paced lessons and four practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and use absolute and relative URLs.
  • Insert hyperlinks that go to pages in your Web site and to pages in other Web sites.
  • Insert a hyperlink to a specific place in a page.
  • Insert a hyperlink to an e-mail address.
  • Update hyperlinks across multiple pages.
  • Find and fix broken hyperlinks.

People use many different words when referring to hyperlinks. Some call them links, or hotlinks. Others call them hypertext, or even jumps. Whichever name you use, there's no question that hyperlinks are one of the things that make the Web so unique.

This course covers hyperlink basics, from identifying and using URLs to inserting links into pages. The course also shows you time-saving features that you won't want to miss, like how to update hyperlinks across many pages and how to fix broken hyperlinks.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the detailed table of contents in the left column. Click the Next button to start the first lesson.

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