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Add or remove a hyperlink

You can create hyperlinks with various settings, edit a hyperlink or link settings, or remove a hyperlink from text on a page. 

Create hyperlinked text

  1. Highlight the text you want to hyperlink and click the Link icon  or click Elements > Link in the editor.

    Alternatively, right-click the highlighted text and choose Create Link from the context menu, or highlight the text and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+k or Cmd+k.
  2. In the Link window, insert a destination URL in the Link to field.

    The Link window defaults to the Search tab, which automatically searches the site based on the words you highlighted. If needed, click Show more results or modify the search terms to find the right page. Click the search result you want to appear in the Link to field.

    To browse for a destination page instead, click the Browse tab, expand the hierarchy as needed, and click the page or attachment that you want to appear in the Link to field.

  3. In the Jump to anchor or section drop-down, leave the default No anchor or section selected to link to the top of a page, or choose an option from the drop-down to link to a particular part of a page.

    The options automatically include any header sections of a page and any anchor links you added to the page. You may have to save your link before you are able to choose a header or section in the linked article. 

  4. Under Link options, choose your preference. 

    Default will open the link in the same window.
    Open in a new window will open the link in a new window or new tab in the same browser.
    Open in contextual help overlay will open the link in a simplified smaller window in the center of the page. External links cannot be displayed as a contextual help window.
  5. Click Save link.

Edit or remove a hyperlink

To change the destination URL, anchor selection, or options for a link: Click anywhere within a hyperlink in edit mode and choose Edit link from the popup window.

To remove a hyperlink from text: Click anywhere within a hyperlink in edit mode and choose Unlink from the popup window.

To remove hyperlink functionality from an email address on a page: Highlight the email address, choose Unlink from the popup window, and choose Format > Regular text (no wiki formatting) from the editor toolbar.

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