Add link bars

Use the back and next links for moving between a series of pages, like an article with multiple parts. Use the custom links to specify a set of links for the link bar (link bars: A collection of graphic or text buttons representing hyperlinks to pages within your Web site and to external sites.).

  1. Save your document as a Web page to a Web server that is running FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions from Microsoft or SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft.
  2. Position the insertion point where you want to insert the link bar.
  3. On the Insert menu, click Web Component.
  4. Under Component type, click Link Bars.
  5. Under Choose a bar type, click the bar type you want, and then click Next.
  6. Under Choose a bar style, choose the bar style that you want, and then click Next.

If you click Use Page's Theme, the style will match the look of the theme (theme: A set of unified design elements that provides a look for your document by using color, fonts, and graphics.) that's applied to your Web page.

  1. Under Choose an orientation, click the arrangement that you want.
  2. To change any of your choices, click Back until you see the page you want. When you have specified all the settings you want, click Finish.
  3. In the Link Bar Properties dialog box that appears, do one of the following:
    • To reuse an existing link bar, click the name of a link bar under Choose existing.
    • To create a new link bar, click Create New, type a name for your link bar under Name, and then click OK.
  4. Click Add link.
  5. Do one of the following:

ShowTo add custom links

  1. Under Link to, select the link you want, and in the Text to display box, type the text that will be displayed for it.

If you don't see the link that you want, change the settings in Look in and Link to.

  1. Click OK, and then click Add link to add any more links that you want.

ShowTo add back and next links

  1. Under Link to, select Existing File or Web Page, and under Look in, select the current document.
  2. Click OK, and then click Add link to add any more links that you want.
  1. Click Move up or Move down to change the order of your links.
  2. Click Apply to preview the settings in your document, or OK if you are finished.


  • If you have already created a link bar, you can insert it by clicking its name in the Choose existing box.
Applies to:
Word 2003