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Create and Edit a Hyperlink

Applies to:
MindTouch (current)
Role required:
Draft Contributor

Create a Hyperlink

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

highlight a word or words and click the link icon in the mindtouch toolbar 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.

right click on a word or words to create a hyperlink

  1. In the Link Picker window:
  • The Link Picker defaults to the Search tab, which automatically searches for articles based on the word(s) you highlighted for the hyperlink, or….

use the search tab in the link picker window to search your site for the page you want to link to

  • you can browse through the hierarchy, or  

use the browse tab in the link picker window to browse your site for the page you want to link to

  • insert a destination URL in the Link to field.

paste a URL in the link to section

  1. 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. 

choose a section to link to using to jump to anchor or section drop down

  1. 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. 
  • (NOTE: External links cannot open in contextual help overlay.)

pick one of the three options for the link default, open in new window, or open in contextual help overlay

Edit or Remove Hypelinks

  • To change the destination URL, anchor selection, or options for a link: While in edit mode, click anywhere within a hyperlink 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.

clicking on a hyperlink in edit mode will give you the option to edit link or unlink


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