Add Links to a Page

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconEverything you can click on in a SharePoint page is linked. In this Links tutorial in the SharePoint Online from Scratch series, Peter Kalmström, shows different options to add links into a SharePoint page.

There are two options to add a link to a SharePoint Page.
 
  • From SharePoint
  • From Address
Use the From SharePoint link option when you want to add a link to a page in the same collection. Use the From Address link option when you want to add a link to a page outside the site collection.

These are the steps to add a link from the SharePoint site collection to a page in the same collection:
  1. Click on ‘Edit’ on the top right of the page. Add link from SharePoint The page will open in Edit mode.

  2. Place the mouse cursor where you want to add a link.

  3. Open the INSERT tab and expand the ‘Link’ accordion.

  4. There are two options. Select ‘From SharePoint’.

  5. Select anything within your site collection and click on ‘Insert’.

  6. The link will be displayed on the page.

These are the steps to add a link from an address to a SharePoint page:

  1. Click on ‘Edit’ on the top right of the page. Insert link from Address The page will open in Edit mode.

  2. Place the mouse cursor where you want to add a link.

  3. Open the INSERT tab and expand the ‘Link’ accordion.

  4. There are two options. Select ‘From Address’.

  5. Write a text to display and enter the URL in the address field.

  6. Click OK, and the link will be displayed on the page.

In this demo Peter is also showing how to:
  • How to make a link open in a new tab.

  • How to show a link display icon.

  • How to give a link description.

  • How to copy and paste the link address by using the ‘Copy shortcut’ command.





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