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4:02 am on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I just Started using Dreamweaver and I am trying to create a link to some text on my page so that when a visitor clicks on it, the visitor will be taken to another web page. I created the link and for some reason, the link will not work. What am I doing wrong? Please help. Thank you.


7:10 am on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi pathpawb and welcome to Webmasterworld.

What does the section of your code where the link is say?

(That would be the bit that starts with <a and ends with </a>)


7:28 am on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Hello pathpawb welcome to WebmasterWorld

Just follow the following steps

1) Write the text you want to link


2) Just select this whole text and from bottom Properties menu

3) Choose to insert hyperlink , browse to the page you want to link to

The problem you getting might be of many reasons ..so its very difficult to say.

I hope following these steps would help you for sure

Welcome once again :)


9:30 am on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Pathpawb -

Go to View->Code And Design (not just Design.)

The window should split in two - you will see CODE in the top pane, DESIGN in the bottom.

Look for the code like this:

<a href="link-to">link</a>

When you create a link in Dreamweaver, it will initially create a local path, a path that is only present on your computer for the link. That is, for "link-to" above it may say


You need to remove the part before "page.htm" and it should work:

<a href="page.htm">link</a>

This will be true of all images and links you create in design mode - check your code window before uploading to your server.


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