A hyperlink is a connection from one page to another destination such as another page or a different location on the same page. The destination is frequently another Web page, but it can also be a picture, an e-mail address, a file (such as a multimedia file or Microsoft Office document), or a program. A hyperlink can be text or a picture.
Hyperlinks may take you to a page within the web site. This link will take you to a picture of my dog.
Hyperlinks may take you to a page within a different web site. This link will take you to the search engine Yahoo. Clicking Back when you get there will return you to this page.
Hyperlinks can be email addresses. When you click on the link, your mail software, if configured properly, will open and a new mail message addressed to the mail address of the link will appear. (Note: This does not work with Web-based mail like Yahoo or Hotmail.) Move your mouse over this link to see what it looks like. If your mail software is setup, try clicking on the link.
Hyperlinks can open Office documents; however, the end user must have the Office application installed on her computer.
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