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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hyperlinks

Hyperlink per Wikipedia has many different meanings. The one that I plan on discussing today is 


  • A hyperlink has an anchor, which is the location within a document from which the hyperlink can be followed; the document containing a hyperlink is known as its source document. (from Wikipedia - second paragraph first sentence)
My intent is to help fellow writers to use this tool in their blog posts, e-mails, or even in their writing programs. I'm not gifted with all the technical knowledge but I can put in a Hyperlink with a little help from some icons. 


 In Word Press: 

·     Type post as normal, using the words you like.

Example:

Lynn Hallbrooks, co-author of Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning) 

Now suppose you want to put the U.S. Amazon Kindle link to Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning)

  • ·         Go to the URL that you want to use:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004INHK2G
  • ·         Copy that link
  • ·         Highlight Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning) 
  • ·         When you do that you’ll see the icon that looks like a chain link pop out from being grayed out.
  • ·         Click on the Chain link icon
  • ·         It brings up a box where you can insert the selected URL for  Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning) 
  • ·         Paste link into the appropriate line
  • ·         Click Add Link
  • ·         This will make the hyperlink (it will turn a different color and have a line under it). 

  • End result should look something like this:   
Lynn Hallbrooks, co-author of Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning) 

In a word document

  • ·         Type out the words you would like to say:

David McKoy is the author of Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning)
  • ·         Get the link you want 
http://www.amazon.com/David-McKoy/e/B0051LMR54/

  • ·         Highlight the words you want for the link out:  David McKoy 
  • ·         Right click
  • ·         Scroll down to Hyperlink
  • ·         Insert Hyperlink box will appear
  • ·         Inside box is a blank line...paste link in there
  • See Results:

David McKoy is the author of Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning)

So you see, you are basically looking for an icon that will link the key word with the URL that you wish people to look at. Once you can do that in a word document then you can send that document via e-mail to someone who is doing your author interview. 

I think we have all seen the links for books that look like this: 


Instead it can be clean like this:


This is a pretty basic run down of what little bit that I know and can share.  I hope it will help my viewing audience out a bit. Remember look for words or icons that say link or hyperlink. Then follow along as it takes you through the process. 

Hope you all have a great one!

Lynn Hallbrooks
co-author to David McKoy