Linking to Objects on a Page
These types of links must be typed in the Links Toolbar. Do NOT use the Browse... button. This is accomplished by the use of the # symbol on your keyboard.
Let's say that you want to click a text link at the bottom of the page that will take you back to the top of the page.
The first thing to do is to go to the top of the page and select an object there, such as the title text or graphic. Once selected, type in any name or number in the Anchor: area of the Links Toolbar.
Next, create a text box at the bottom of your page such as "TOP". Select that text and in the Link: area type # followed by the name given to the other object.
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Email links must be typed in the Links Toolbar. Do NOT use the Browse... button for Email links.
Select some text or select an image on your page.
Type the Email link in the Links Toolbar using this code: mailto: followed by your email address. Do NOT use any spaces between mailto: and the email address.
Text Link Image Link
Linking to an Object on Another Page
This type of link must be typed in the Links Toolbar. Do NOT use the Browse... button.
The same procedure as above is used except # is preceeded by the actual name of the webpage.
Open your webpage with the target object. (the object that is linked to)
Select that object and type a name for it in the Anchor: area of the Links Toolbar. Save the page.
Open the page with the text or image that will link to the object on the other page. Select the text or image and type the name of the other page in the Links Toolbar followed by # and the name given the object.
Note: The Cool Page file format is .cpg. When typing these links you must use .html, NOT .cpg.
example: Choosing Text Link Colors
Links do not function when previewing your page. There are TWO ways to test your links:
1. Publish your pages to a web server on the internet and view them in your web browser. (next chapter)
2. Export your pages to a folder on your computer and view them in your web browser. This is recommended prior to Publishing.
Cool Page will save your page (Export) as an HTML file along with all other files used on the page (images, linked images etc) and display the Exported File List:
Click the Cool Page File Menu
and then click on Export:
Clicking Export opens this Export Save window.
Choose a directory where the pages will be saved.
Press the Save button.
Export all of your webpages to the SAME directory on your computer. Open your pages in your web browser and test your links.
Note - Cool Page Exports two HTML files; index.html and index_nn4.html.
The .html files get displayed in most all web browsers.
The _nn4.html files get displayed in Netscape browsers automatically
when the .html file is opened. This ensures that all pages made with
Cool Page will work in all web browsers.
Error Message when Exporting?