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Dreamweaver - External Links?

by mohitshewaramani / November 5, 2005 3:25 PM PST

This is probably a stupid question, but I am new to Dreamweaver and am teaching myself by clicking around here and there.
One thing I am stuck on is linking to external web sites. I successfully built a website with perfect linking within the website. However, if I highlight a phrase, right click it, click ''Make Link,'' and put in the URL of a webpage in the URL section, it just automatically makes it a file in the site folder.
Can somebody please help me figure out how to link to external webpages in Dreamweaver? Thanks!

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Solved the problem
by mohitshewaramani / November 5, 2005 4:16 PM PST

Never mind, I figured it out. Thanks for bothering to read tho!

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External Links in Dreamweaver
by tjplaw40 / November 15, 2005 12:16 AM PST


On the page you are editing, click on properties
At the bottom of the page you should see
"Link" place the entire URL there, then set it to blank.

Why Blank, when someone clicks the link, the page opens in a new browser window, the visitor will have to close the page, this will bring the visitor back to your website.

The right click feature and Make Link will point to files or pages within the site root or site files and not to external links.

Hope this helps.

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Image Mapping - external links
by pingpaul / August 31, 2009 12:12 PM PDT

In an image map, I have 2 links:

These links work when pasted in a browser. They do not work when pasted in the link pane of the map form.

Maddenly, a third link does work. The only difference in these links is that the link that works has www. at the head of the link.


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Can you describe
by Sovereign Forum moderator / August 31, 2009 12:49 PM PDT

what you mean by "link pane of the map form"?


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Dreamweaver - External Links?
by pingpaul / September 1, 2009 7:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Can you describe

It's proper name is the Property Inspector. It is located at the bottom of the screen in Dreamweaver MX.

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