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Open in a new window?

by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2004 12:55 AM PST

When entering a hyperlink into a word or picture, how do I type it to open in a new window? For example http://www.wayne.hardy.com What do I put in front or back to make the link open a new window? I had it somewhere but I can't find it.

Thanks,

Wayne

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Re: Open in a new window?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 16, 2004 1:07 AM PST
In reply to: Open in a new window?

Wayne,

Do you mean HTML code like this? Just and example...:

<a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307848" TARGET="blank">How To Run Windows XP Setup From DOS</a>

or maybe?

<img src="http://www.plauder-smilies.de/happy/coffee.gif">

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: Open in a new window?
by bnussbaum / November 17, 2004 12:25 AM PST

add a taget="" tag in the code.
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com" target="_new"><img src="number3.bmp"></a> This uses picture number3.bmp and when clicked on takes you to microsoft.com in a new webpage.

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Re: Open in a new window?
by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2004 1:08 AM PST
In reply to: Open in a new window?

Yeah but with no text. Like for a picture. If a picture has a hyperlink, I want the link to open in a new window.

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More clarification. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2004 1:22 AM PST

On my home page I have a .gif of the SETI site. Clicking the picture now opens the SETI page but keeps the same page. I want the link to open a new window to SETI.

Thanks

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Wayne, It's the Same As I Listed, Except....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 16, 2004 1:36 AM PST

.....that you insert the image code instead of the text..Insert the external link URL first, then the image URL second. It should look something like this. This worked on a simple HTML page here..:

<a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307848" TARGET="blank"><img src="http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/hlp/help_gifs/help_header_264.gif" align=left></a>

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Ok. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2004 2:07 AM PST

I'm not explaining this very well. Please go to my home page. Scroll down to the SETI link. Let your mouse cursor hoover over the picture. At the bottom of the browser the link will be displayed.

I have created my site with Word 2000 (I have MS Front Page but Word works ok for me). When I add content to the page I right click the image, word, or whatever. I get a popup to insert a hyperlink. I type in an URL and save, and the link works. But for this specific site I want the link to open in a new page.

All the code you have given will work if I'm building the page in code but I'm not.

Does this make sense?

Wayne

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Wayne, Does This Do It For You?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 16, 2004 4:07 AM PST
In reply to: Ok. . .

Although I'm using Word 2002, I believe it should still work in Word 2000.

Open the Word document which contains the picture with the embedded hyperlink, RIGHT click on the picture, choose "Edit Hyperlink". When that loads, click on the "TargetFrame" button. When that loads, use the drop down arrow to select "New Window", then click on OK.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Wayne, Sorry, I Just Checked Word 2000
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 16, 2004 5:02 AM PST

It doesn't have the "TargetFrame" button like Word 2002 and 2003 do. BUT, it does appear like FrontPage has the option to "Edit Hyperlink", then select the "TargetFrame" button. You should be able to use that program.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Just got home from work. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2004 1:33 PM PST

Ok. Opened it in FrontPage. Right clicked the picture, clicked hyperlink properties. Selected Tarted Frame, changed it to New Window. No joy. So for grins I removed the hyperlink and saved. Went to my page and the link is still there. Put the link back, chose New page, saved, no joy.

Recon it's 'cause the page was created in Word? I really hate to redo the entire page in FP.

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Re: Just got home from work. . .
by TONI H / November 16, 2004 6:08 PM PST

Can you open the page in Word that you created, and copy and paste the whole page to a Front Page page and have it work that way? I have lots of Word documents that I do that with since I also use Front Page and I haven't had a problem with doing it that way rather than create it all brand new in FP.

TONI

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G'morning. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2004 10:24 PM PST

Have thought about that. But as I read the Help files (shock, I really do!) I have yet to find anything specific about opening a link in a new browser window. Reading the New Page Help in FP does not clearly specify that's what it'll do. But it's what I want because of the frames page I use for my home page. If you'll notice, at my site, when you click on a link on the page you go to the new page, but the address bar shows the main page only. It'll never change as long as you're in my site. I want the SETI page to open in a new browser window.

Is there something I can add to the link to make it do this? I can edit the link after it's added.

Wayne

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Wayne, Are You Sure ??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 16, 2004 11:33 PM PST

After creating the "new window" option in FrontPage, did you test the Word document fully? In order to make the Word 2000 document picture/hyperlink open in a new window correctly, you must open the Word document, click on "File", then choose "WebPage Preview", THEN click on the picture/hyperlink. It should then open correctly as a second window.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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I fixed it. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2004 11:38 PM PST
In reply to: Wayne, Are You Sure ??

Bit the bullet and opened the page in notepad. Found the link and added the target="_blank". Done.

I was just really cautious about trying to change the code. BUT NOW I'M A CODER!!!!

But you sure can't do it in Word.

On another note, why don't I have your picture? Hmmmmmmm?

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(NT) (NT) Way To Go !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 17, 2004 1:27 AM PST
In reply to: I fixed it. . .
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(NT) (NT) Picture?
by Coryphaeus / November 17, 2004 1:35 AM PST
In reply to: (NT) Way To Go !
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Re: (NT) Picture?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 17, 2004 5:01 AM PST
In reply to: (NT) Picture?

Wayne,

I'll see what I can come up with and e-mail it your way.

Grif

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(NT) (NT) It works, congrats Wayne LOL
by roddy32 / November 17, 2004 6:08 AM PST
In reply to: I fixed it. . .
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Re: Ok. . .
by Rake / November 16, 2004 4:18 AM PST
In reply to: Ok. . .

Word 2000 really isn't a good idea for website creation. Create the same from scratch with Frontpage (and no copy & paste from Word!) and then compare file sizes, or the page source, if you like.

Not that it matters much.

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The HTML code given
by TONI H / November 16, 2004 4:51 AM PST
In reply to: Open in a new window?

by Grif will work, except for here in the forums....instead you have to use the [ ] keys instead of the < > ones in order to use HTML code that works in these specific forums. CNET's stuff will translate it in the background to the < > so the link works but you personally won't be able to use the < > coding. Just a reminder for anybody who has forgotten or for people who don't realize it.

TONI

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