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Developing Text, Lists, and Hyperlinks Note 89 Note that FrontPage's Hyperlink view does not update its link representations until the page is saved. Extending the Reach of Your Hyperlinks As stated earlier, hyperlinks are the key element of the Web and its most powerful tool. From any location in your currently open web, you can link to one of the following: · The top of any page in the open web (as you did earlier) · A specified location in any page in the open web (called a bookmark ) · A page or bookmark in another web on the same host machine · A resource anywhere in the Web or the Internet (pages at other Web sites, FTP sites, Gopher sites, and so on) Hyperlinks and bookmarks give you tremendous flexibility in structuring your web. For instance, you could keep a table of contents on a single page and set up links to other pages that hold the infor- mation itself. In general, hyperlinks make producing monster pages unnecessary; shorter pages are easier to maintain and keeping navigational aids handy for the reader is easier. Also, most readers start to lose their orientation if they have to keep scrolling through screen after screen of information. Linking to a Bookmark Not in the Current Page You need both the hyperlink page and the link's destination page before you can create a link to a bookmark. In this case, your destination can be either a specific place on the current page or a specific place on a different page. Because it models itself on a word processor, FrontPage refers to this destination as a bookmark, which is a common tool in major Windows word processors. You can link to a bookmark from any page in your web, and you can establish bookmarks in any page that you have permission to modify. The formal HTML term for a bookmark, by the way, is named anchor. Note The term bookmark is also used in Netscape to mean an entry in a quick-access list of Web or Internet sites. FrontPage uses the term bookmark differently, to mean a page location rather than a site address. To set up the bookmark as a link destination, use the following steps: 1. Open the destination page in FrontPage and make sure it's the active page. Select an appro- priate word or phrase anywhere in the destination page to be the bookmark. Note that an image cannot be used as a bookmark. Select Insert, Bookmark. The Bookmark dialog box appears (see Figure 4.35). 2.